Origin of avionicsavi(ation) + (electr)onics
the branch of electronics dealing with the development and use of electronic equipment in aviation and astronautics
the electronic devices, systems, etc. used in an aircraft or spacecraft: the plane's avionics need upgrading
- used with a sing. verb The science and technology of electronics and the development of electronic devices as applied to aeronautics and astronautics: Avionics has become even more important with the development of the space program.
- used with a pl. verb The electronic systems, equipment, and other devices so developed: The avionics on this spacecraft represent a new generation of sophistication.
Origin of avionicsavi(ation) (electr)onics
- Avionics is used with a singular verb in the sense of the science and in with a plural verb in the sense of the devices used in this science.