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avionics

[ey-vee-on-iks, av-ee-]
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noun
  1. (used with a singular verb) the science and technology of the development and use of electrical and electronic devices in aviation.
  2. (used with a plural verb) the devices themselves.
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Origin of avionics

First recorded in 1945–50; avi(ation) + (electr)onics
Related formsa·vi·on·ic, adjective
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avionics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the science and technology of electronics applied to aeronautics and astronautics
  2. (functioning as plural) the electronic circuits and devices of an aerospace vehicle
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Derived Formsavionic, adjective

Word Origin

C20: from avi (ation electr) onics
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Word Origin and History for avionics

n.

1949, from aviation + electronics.

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