Aviatic



the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft.
military aircraft.
noun

the art or science of flying aircraft
the design, production, and maintenance of aircraft

(US) military aircraft collectively
n.

1866, from French aviation, noun of action from stem of Latin avis “bird” (see aviary). Coined 1863 by French aviation pioneer Guillaume Joseph Gabriel de La Landelle (1812-1886) in “Aviation ou Navigation aérienne.”

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