Definition of

Aviation

  1. (noun, act) travel via aircraft
    if you've time to spare go by air
  2. (noun, cognition) the art of operating aircraft
  3. (noun, group) the operation of aircraft to provide transportation
  4. (noun, group) the aggregation of a country's military aircraft

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Synonyms of Aviation

air, air power, air travel, airmanship

Alternate forms of Aviation

Derivations: aviate

Hyponyms: flight, flying

Hypernyms: accumulation, aggregation, art, artistry, assemblage, collection, industry, prowess, travel, traveling, travelling

Origin of the word Aviation

  1. 1866, from Fr. aviation, from L. avis "bird" (see aviary). Coined 1863 by Fr. aviation pioneer Guillaume Joseph Gabriel de La Landelle (1812-1886) in "Aviation ou Navigation a?rienne." more

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Words that sound like Aviation

abadan, abdomen, apadana, apodeme

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