noun (used with a singular verb)
Examples from the Web for aeronautics
They offered free flight instruction and other courses in aeronautics to all comers.Red Tails Overlooks the Story of America’s First Black Pilots|Marc Wortman|January 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We also happen to have a wonderful commentator, Clive Irving, who is obsessed with aeronautics.
Ned's father had been a consulting engineer with a fondness for aeronautics.The Air Ship Boys|H.L. Sayler
The pioneers of aeronautics could not afford to lose friends; they had none too many.
Thenceforward he took every possible opportunity to improve his knowledge of aeronautics.
The success of these balloon ascensions sent a wave of enthusiastic interest in aeronautics all over France.Every-day Science: Volume VII. The Conquest of Time and Space|Henry Smith Williams
The book is completely up to date, including among other subjects a section on Aeronautics.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
British Dictionary definitions for aeronautics
Word Origin and History for aeronautics
1824, from aeronautic (1784), from French aéronautique, from aéro- (see aero-) + nautique "of ships," from Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos (see nautical). Originally of balloons. Also see -ics. Aeronaut "balloonist" is from 1784.