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British Dictionary definitions for aerodonetics

aerodonetics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the study of soaring or gliding flight, esp the study of gliders

Word Origin

C20: from Greek aerodonetos tossed in the air, from aero- + donētos, past participle of donein to toss
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Word Origin and History for aerodonetics

n.

science of gliding, 1907, from Greek aero- "air" (see aero-) + stem of donein "to shake, drive about." Also see -ics.

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