- the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft.
- military aircraft.
Origin of aviation
Examples from the Web for aviation
Aviation experts across the world experienced severe jaw dropping at this news.
The accident rate in Asia has marred what was in 2014 a banner year for aviation safety.
This was very blunt and surprising to hear from any official in charge of an aviation disaster.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?
December 29, 2014
Still little known outside the world of aviation, within it he is revered.The Sexy Dream of the 747
October 26, 2014
The Long Range Strike Bomber may be the most secretive Pentagon aviation program in decades.How the Pentagon Strangles Its Most Advanced Stealth Warplanes
October 13, 2014
This proposition is one of keen interest in connection with aviation.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
Work upon the aviation camp at East Harniss had actually begun.
Can't you take me to the aviation place sometime, Uncle Jed?
Only in his field of aviation medicine did he feel competent, secure.Warning from the Stars
In the evening we were invited to the aviation camp in the suburbs of Paris.A Journey Through France in War Time
Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
- the art or science of flying aircraft
- the design, production, and maintenance of aircraft
- US military aircraft collectively
Word Origin and History for aviation
1866, from French aviation, noun of action from stem of Latin avis "bird" (see aviary). Coined 1863 by French aviation pioneer Guillaume Joseph Gabriel de La Landelle (1812-1886) in "Aviation ou Navigation aérienne."