Aerodonetics
Aerodonetics A`["e]*ro*do*net"ics, n. [A["e]ro- + Gr. ? shaken, ? to shake.] (A["e]ronautics) The science of gliding and soaring flight. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • aerodonetics — [er΄ō dō net′iks, er΄ədō net′iks] n. 〚< Gr aerodonētos, soaring, air tossed < aēr, air + donein, to shake + ICS〛 the science of soaring in a glider * * * …   Universalium

  • aerodonetics — (n.) science of gliding, 1907, from Gk. aero air (see AERO (Cf. aero )) + stem of donein to shake, drive about. Also see ICS (Cf. ics) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aerodonetics — [er΄ō dō net′iks, er΄ədō net′iks] n. [< Gr aerodonētos, soaring, air tossed < aēr, air + donein, to shake + ICS] the science of soaring in a glider …   English World dictionary

  • aerodonetics — noun the study of the stability of aircraft in flight, especially the study of gliders …   Wiktionary

  • aerodonetics — science or study of gliding Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • aerodonetics — /ɛərədəˈnɛtɪks/ (say airruhduh netiks) noun the study of gliding or soaring flight; the science dealing with gliding craft. {Greek āerodonētos air tossed + ics} …   Australian English dictionary

  • aerodonetics —   n. science of gliding …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • aviation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Science of flight Nouns 1. (science of flight) aviation, flight, flying; navigation, aerial navigation; aeronautics, aerodynamics, aerodonetics, aerostatics, avionics, rocketry; aerial navigation,… …   English dictionary for students

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  • aeronautics — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See aviation. II (Roget s IV) pl.n. Syn. aviation, air transportation, flight, flying, theory of flight, pneumatics, aerodynamics, aeRomechanics, aerostatics, aerial navigation, airmanship, ballooning …   English dictionary for students

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