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Definition of "aeronautics" []

  • The design and construction of aircraft. (noun)
  • The theory and practice of aircraft navigation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aeronautics" in a sentence
  • "After reading all of your ideas, I'm inclined to support separating out aeronautics from the NASA structure and putting it elsewhere-maybe FAA, maybe a new agency modeled like NACA."
  • "Return to fundamental research in aeronautics and space technology that benefits the nation, and stop trying to be a space transportation authority."
  • "NASA should be turned back into a pure R&D organisation, purely for developing blue-sky innovations in aeronautics and astronautics."