Avionics Definition

āvē-ŏnĭks, ăvē-
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.
American Heritage
The branch of electronics dealing with the development and use of electronic equipment in aviation and astronautics.
Webster's New World
The electronic devices, systems, etc. used in an aircraft or spacecraft.
The plane's avionics need upgrading.
Webster's New World
The electronic systems, equipment, and other devices so developed.
The avionics on this spacecraft represent a new generation of sophistication.
American Heritage

Origin of Avionics

  • Blend of aviation and electronics

    From Wiktionary

  • avi(ation) (electr)onics

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

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