[ air-oh-speys ]

  1. the atmosphere and the space beyond considered as a whole.

  2. the industry concerned with the design and manufacture of aircraft, rockets, missiles, spacecraft, etc., that operate in aerospace.

  1. of or relating to aerospace or the aerospace industry.

Origin of aerospace

First recorded in 1955–60; aero- + space

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How to use aerospace in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for aerospace


/ (ˈɛərəˌspeɪs) /

  1. the atmosphere and space beyond

  2. (modifier) of or relating to rockets, missiles, space vehicles, etc, that fly or operate in aerospace: the aerospace industry

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Scientific definitions for aerospace


[ ârō-spās′ ]

  1. Relating to the Earth's atmosphere and the space beyond.

  2. Relating to the science and technology of flight and space travel.

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