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air power

noun
1.
the total military capability of a nation for operations involving the use of aircraft and missiles.
Origin of air power
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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  • In the age of air power in China the relation between the army, the government, and the economy was revolutionized.

    Government in Republican China Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
  • This year I shall recommend some increases in the size of the active force we are building, with particular emphasis on air power.

  • The war demonstrated the beginnings of what air power meant, though in November, 1918, it was still in its infancy.

    Aviation in Peace and War Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
  • In the same way must air power be built up on commercial air supremacy.

    Aviation in Peace and War Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
  • The conception of civil aviation as the mainstay of air power as a whole is right.

    Aviation in Peace and War Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
British Dictionary definitions for air power

air power

noun
1.
the strength of a nation's air force
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