[ as-truh-naw-tiks, -not-iks ]
/ ˌæs trəˈnɔ tɪks, -ˈnɒt ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
the science of or technology involved in travel beyond the earth's atmosphere, including interplanetary and interstellar flight.
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Words nearby astronautics
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Example sentences from the Web for astronautics
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
As far back as I can remember in my childhood, I was always interested in astronautics.Man Made|Albert R. Teichner
British Dictionary definitions for astronautics
/ (ˌæstrəˈnɔːtɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the science and technology of space flight
Derived forms of astronauticsastronautic or astronautical, adjectiveastronautically, adverb
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