- (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.
Origin of avionics
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Examples from the Web for avionics
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?
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- (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
C20: from avi (ation electr) onics
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Word Origin and History for avionics
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