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astronautics

[as-truh-naw-tiks, -not-iks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the science of or technology involved in travel beyond the earth's atmosphere, including interplanetary and interstellar flight.
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Origin of astronautics

First recorded in 1925–30; see origin at astronautical, -ics
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Examples from the Web for astronautics

Historical Examples

  • As far back as I can remember in my childhood, I was always interested in astronautics.

    Man Made

    Albert R. Teichner

  • Apparently the demand for specific formal education in the science of astronautics is increasing faster than it is being supplied.

    The Practical Values of Space Exploration

    Committee on Science and Astronautics


British Dictionary definitions for astronautics

astronautics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the science and technology of space flight
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Derived Formsastronautic or astronautical, adjectiveastronautically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for astronautics

n.

1929, see astronaut + -ics.

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