an instrument for determining the weight, density, etc., of air or other gases.
another name for pneumatics
an instrument for determining the mass or density of a gas, esp air
. abbreviation aeronautics aeronautical aeronautics
the pilot of a balloon or other lighter-than-air aircraft. a traveler in an airship. Historical Examples The guy ropes are then payed out according to the directions of the aeronaut, as conveyed through the officer. The Dominion of the Air J. M. Bacon The valve was shut by order of the aeronaut, and we descended […]
of or . Historical Examples Indeed the fruit of his many years’ study of aeronautic conditions was ready for the gathering at this very moment. Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot. The secretary of the aeronautic association wrote me that he had picked out for us one of the best on the grounds. The Motor […]
the science or art of flight. Contemporary Examples We also happen to have a wonderful commentator, Clive Irving, who is obsessed with aeronautics. The Daily Beast Turns 2! Tina Brown October 4, 2010 They offered free flight instruction and other courses in aeronautics to all comers. Red Tails Overlooks the Story of America’s First Black […]