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aeronautical

or aeronautic

[air-uh-naw-ti-kuh l, -not-i-kuh or air-uh-naw-tik, -not-ik] /ˌɛər əˈnɔ tɪ kəl, -ˈnɒt ɪ kəl or ˌɛər əˈnɔ tɪk, -ˈnɒt ɪk/
adjective
Origin of aeronautical
Related forms
aeronautically, adverb
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  • aeronautical engineering has become one of the recognized professions.

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  • Baumann was already noted for his work as an aeronautical engineer.

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  • The only firm which has in Belgium the speciality of aeronautical patents.

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  • The glider in question was exhibited at the aeronautical Exhibition of 1868.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
  • Simon made another record that way by being the first man to be killed in an aeronautical accident.

  • General Jourdan publicly acknowledged the help which the aeronautical observations had afforded him.

    A Winter Amid the Ice Jules Verne
  • The piston rings are of special design, developed after years of experimenting in aeronautical engines.

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British Dictionary definitions for aeronautical

aeronautical

/ˌɛərəˈnɔːtɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to aeronauts or aeronautics
Derived Forms
aeronautically, adverb
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