- a combining form meaning “air,” used in formation of compound words: aerodrome.
Origin of aero-
< Greek, equivalent to āer- (stem of āḗr air1) + -o- -o-
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aeri- or before a vowel aer-
- denoting air, atmosphere, or gasaerodynamics
- denoting aircraftaeronautics
ultimately from Greek aēr air
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Word Origin and History for aero-
word-forming element meaning "air, atmosphere; aircraft; gasses," from Greek aero-, comb. form of aer (genitive aeros) "air, lower atmosphere" (see air (n.1)).
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- Air; atmosphere:aerobic.
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