Aviation
Aviation A`vi*a"tion, n. The art or science of flying. [1913 Webster]

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  • aviation — [ avjasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1863; lat. avis « oiseau » 1 ♦ Activité, pratique de la locomotion aérienne, et particult emploi des avions; ensemble des techniques et des activités relatives à la circulation aérienne, au transport aérien. ⇒ aéronautique, 1 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • aviation — a‧vi‧a‧tion [ˌeɪviˈeɪʆn ǁ ˌeɪ , ˌæ ] noun [uncountable] 1. MANUFACTURING the business of making aircraft: • job losses in the aviation industry 2. COMMERCE TRANSPORT …   Financial and business terms

  • aviation — (n.) 1866, from Fr. aviation, noun of action from stem of L. avis bird (see AVIARY (Cf. aviary)). Coined 1863 by French aviation pioneer Guillaume Joseph Gabriel de La Landelle (1812 1886) in Aviation ou Navigation aérienne …   Etymology dictionary

  • Aviation — (lat.), Luftschiffahrt mit Vogelflugmaschinen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Aviation — Aviation, Bezeichnung der Flugtechnik, insbesondere derjenigen, die sich den Vogelflug zum Vorbilde genommen hat. Hiervon abgeleitet aviatische Luftschiffe und Aviatiker. Moedebeck …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Aviation — (vom lat. avis, Vogel), s.v.w. Flugtechnik …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Aviation — aerotropolis air rage bagonize birdcage chemtrail cumulo granite economy class syndrome fly in commu …   New words

  • aviation — *aeronautics …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • aviation — [n] flying an aircraft; study of flying aircraft aerodynamics, aeronautics, flight, navigation, piloting; concepts 148,187,324 …   New thesaurus

  • aviation — ► NOUN ▪ the activity of operating and flying aircraft. ORIGIN French, from Latin avis bird …   English terms dictionary

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