aeronautics

[ air-uh-naw-tiks, -not-iks ]
/ ˌɛər əˈnɔ tɪks, -ˈnɒt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the science or art of flight.

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Origin of aeronautics

1820–25; <New Latin aeronautica or French aéronautique;see aero-, nautical, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for aeronautics

aeronautics
/ (ˌɛərəˈnɔːtɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the study or practice of all aspects of flight through the air
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Scientific definitions for aeronautics

aeronautics
[ âr′ə-nôtĭks ]

The design, construction and operation of aircraft.
The scientific study of flight through the atmosphere.
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