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aero

[air-oh]
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adjective
  1. of or for aircraft.
  2. of or relating to aeronautics.

Origin of aero

1895–1900; aero- used as free form

aero-

  1. a combining form meaning “air,” used in formation of compound words: aerodrome.
Also aer-, aeri-.

Origin of aero-

< Greek, equivalent to āer- (stem of āḗr air1) + -o- -o-

aero.

  1. aeronautic; aeronautical.
  2. aeronautics.
  3. aerospace.
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British Dictionary definitions for aero

aero1

noun
  1. (modifier) of or relating to aircraft or aeronauticsan aero engine

aero2

the internet domain name for
  1. an organization in the air-transport industry

aero-

aeri- or before a vowel aer-

combining form
  1. denoting air, atmosphere, or gasaerodynamics
  2. denoting aircraftaeronautics

Word Origin

ultimately from Greek aēr air
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Word Origin and History for aero

aero-

word-forming element meaning "air, atmosphere; aircraft; gasses," from Greek aero-, comb. form of aer (genitive aeros) "air, lower atmosphere" (see air (n.1)).

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aero in Medicine

aero-

pref.
  1. Air; atmosphere:aerobic.
  2. Gas:aerosol.
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