Aviation meaning

ā'vē-ā'shən, ăv'ē-
The definition of aviation means the science of developing and flying airplanes.

Creating a blueprint for a new plane and flying an airplane are both examples of activities in the field of aviation.

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The operation of aircraft.
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The design, development, and production of aircraft.
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Military aircraft.
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The art or science of flying airplanes.
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The development and operation of heavier-than-air craft, including airplanes and piloted or guided rocket ships.
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Aircraft, esp. military aircraft, collectively.
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The art or science of making and flying aircraft.
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Origin of aviation

  • French from Latin avis bird awi- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French aviation, from Latin avis (bird), from Proto-Indo-European *awi- (bird).
    From Wiktionary