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avionics

[ ey-vee-on-iks, av-ee- ]
/ ˌeɪ viˈɒn ɪks, ˌæv i- /
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noun

(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.

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Origin of avionics

First recorded in 1945–50; avi(ation) + (electr)onics

OTHER WORDS FROM avionics

a·vi·on·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for avionics

avionics
/ (ˌeɪvɪˈɒnɪks) /

noun

(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

Derived forms of avionics

avionic, adjective

Word Origin for avionics

C20: from avi (ation electr) onics
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