Origin of aero
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Origin of aero-
Other definitions for aero (3 of 3)
WORDS THAT USE AERO-
What does aero- mean?
Aero– is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “air.” It is often used in scientific terms, especially in biology.
Aero– comes from Greek āḗr, meaning “air.”
What are variants of aero-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, aero– becomes aer–, as in aerate. When combined with word elements of Latin origin, aero– becomes aeri–, as in aeriferous. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use articles for aer– and aeri-.
Examples of aero-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features aero– is aerosol, “a system of colloidal particles dispersed in a gas and commonly formed as smoke, fog, mist, haze, or smog.”
We know aero– means “air,” and the –sol portion of the word means “a fluid colloidal solution.” Aerosol roughly translates to “a substance dispersed in the air.”
What are some words that use the combining form aero-?
- aeronaut (using the equivalent form of aero– in French)
- aeroplane (using the equivalent form of aero– in French)
What are some other forms that aero– may be commonly confused with?
How to use aero in a sentence
After a 2005 out-of-court settlement, Aero filed an ethics complaint against Herman with the Florida Bar.
The client, Aero Controls of Seattle, sued Herman and his law firm.
As though shot out of some huge cannon the aero-iceboat skimmed the lake.
The surface of the lake was not as it had been when the girls had taken their first ride on the aero-iceboat.
In all the great nations Aero Clubs were formed and races and contests began to be announced.The Romance of Aircraft|Lawrence Yard Smith
About all Parks thought or talked of was the coming aero meet.Airship Andy|Frank V. Webster
Just call it an aero-iceyacht, and let it go at that, said Chet.