(used with a singular verb) the science and technology of the development and use of electrical and electronic devices in aviation.
(used with a plural verb) the devices themselves.
- a·vi·on·ic, adjective
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How to use avionics in a sentence
Kendal, an aircraft maintenance and avionics manager at an airport two counties away, worked through the pandemic.“God, No, Not Another Case.” COVID-Related Stillbirths Didn’t Have to Happen. | by Duaa Eldeib | August 4, 2022 | ProPublica
The avionics computers have 18 miles of cabling and more than 500 sensors.NASA completes key engine test of its massive SLS moon rocket | Christian Davenport | March 18, 2021 | Washington Post
By relying on sensors other than traditional avionics and human vision, it is possible these machines can fly through difficult conditions, like smoke or sandstorms, and navigate safely, autonomously to the other side.Elvis (the helicopter) is cheating death by becoming a drone | Kelsey Atherton | March 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
I make my living working from home as a software engineer for a large avionics corporation, but about four and a half years ago, my mom, sister, and I became business partners and opened Ginnys coffee shop.I Own a Coffee Shop in a Small Town. We’re the Only Business That Requires Masks. | Trisha Larson | October 16, 2020 | Eater
The introduction of AIMS in the 777 changed the architecture of the avionics on Boeing airliners.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It? | Clive Irving | September 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Terry Lee Loewen was just a laid-back, warmhearted avionics technician—or so his family thought.Terry Lee Loewen, the Mellow Kansas Man Who Dreamed of Jihad | Michael Daly | December 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for avionics
(functioning as singular) the science and technology of electronics applied to aeronautics and astronautics
(functioning as plural) the electronic circuits and devices of an aerospace vehicle
- avionic, adjective
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