Origin of aeronomy

First recorded in 1955–60; aero- + -nomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for aeronomy


  1. the science of the earth's upper atmosphere
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aeronomy in Science


  1. The scientific study of the upper atmospheric regions of the Earth and other planets, where the ionization of gas takes place. Aeronomy is also concerned with the atmospheres around comets and satellites, or any other atmosphere where ionization, particularly of oxygen, takes place.
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