Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The operation of aircraft.
  • noun The design, development, and production of aircraft.
  • noun Military aircraft.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or act of flying; specifically, the science or art of directing and controlling flying-machines; the art of navigating the air with machines heavier than air.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art or science of flying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The art or science of making and flying aircraft.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the art of operating aircraft
  • noun the operation of aircraft to provide transportation
  • noun the aggregation of a country's military aircraft
  • noun travel via aircraft

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Latin avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowing from French aviation, from Latin avis (bird), from Proto-Indo-European *awi- (bird).

Examples

  • Now, this is an unprecedented effort on the part of the Department of Transportation, on the part of industry and on the part of labor and others to work together to identify best practices across all modes that should be incorporated into contingency response plans, similar to what we see in the aviation community through what they call the aviation security contingency plan.

    CNN Transcript Oct 30, 2001

  • Russia never owned a dedicated aircraft carrier until the cold war was all but over, rather owned what they called aviation cruisers - or ships with long range missiles that also carried lots of helicopters.

    #39;s Big Feed

  • Russia never owned a dedicated aircraft carrier until the cold war was all but over, rather owned what they called aviation cruisers - or ships with long range missiles that also carried lots of helicopters.

    Chris van Avery's Big Feed

  • Russia never owned a dedicated aircraft carrier until the cold war was all but over, rather owned what they called aviation cruisers - or ships with long range missiles that also carried lots of helicopters.

    #39;s Big Feed

  • Russia never owned a dedicated aircraft carrier until the cold war was all but over, rather owned what they called aviation cruisers - or ships with long range missiles that also carried lots of helicopters.

    Chris van Avery's Big Feed

  • Russia never owned a dedicated aircraft carrier until the cold war was all but over, rather owned what they called aviation cruisers - or ships with long range missiles that also carried lots of helicopters.

    #39;s Big Feed

  • Russia never owned a dedicated aircraft carrier until the cold war was all but over, rather owned what they called aviation cruisers - or ships with long range missiles that also carried lots of helicopters.

    Chris van Avery's Big Feed

  • Russia never owned a dedicated aircraft carrier until the cold war was all but over, rather owned what they called aviation cruisers - or ships with long range missiles that also carried lots of helicopters.

    #39;s Big Feed

  • Russia never owned a dedicated aircraft carrier until the cold war was all but over, rather owned what they called aviation cruisers - or ships with long range missiles that also carried lots of helicopters.

    Chris van Avery's Big Feed

  • If he gets interested in aviation, we can taylor the curriculum to his interests immediately.

    Future of Education, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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