[ air-oh-thur-moh-dahy-nam-iks ]

noun(used with a singular verb)
  1. aerodynamics dealing with conditions where there are significant heat exchanges in gases or significant thermal effects between gas and solid surfaces, as in very high-speed, generally supersonic flight.

Origin of aerothermodynamics

First recorded in 1940–45; aero- + thermodynamics

Other words from aerothermodynamics

  • aer·o·ther·mo·dy·nam·ic, adjective

Words Nearby aerothermodynamics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for aerothermodynamics


/ (ˌɛərəʊˌθɜːməʊdaɪˈnæmɪks) /

  1. (functioning as singular) the study of the exchange of heat between solids and gases, esp of the heating effect on aircraft flying through the air at very high speeds

Derived forms of aerothermodynamics

  • aerothermodynamic, adjective

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