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aerodyne

[ air-uh-dahyn ]
/ ˈɛər əˌdaɪn /
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noun

any heavier-than-air aircraft deriving its lift mainly from aerodynamic forces.

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Origin of aerodyne

1905–10; back formation from aerodynamic; see dyne
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British Dictionary definitions for aerodyne

aerodyne
/ (ˈɛərəʊˌdaɪn) /

noun

any heavier-than-air machine, such as an aircraft, that derives the greater part of its lift from aerodynamic forces
C20: back formation from aerodynamic; see dyne
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