aeronautics[er′ə nôt′iks, -nät′-]
aeronautics definition by Webster's New World
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the science, art, or work of designing, making, and operating aircraft
aeronautics definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun (used with a sing. verb)
- The design and construction of aircraft.
- The theory and practice of aircraft navigation.
aeronautics - Science Definition
- The design, construction and operation of aircraft.
- The scientific study of flight through the atmosphere.