Aviation Definition

āvē-āshən, ăvē-
The operation of aircraft.
American Heritage
The art or science of flying airplanes.
Webster's New World
The design, development, and production of aircraft.
American Heritage
The development and operation of heavier-than-air craft, including airplanes and piloted or guided rocket ships.
Webster's New World
Military aircraft.
American Heritage

Origin of Aviation

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

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Latin avis bird awi- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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