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the atmosphere and the beyond considered as a whole.
the industry concerned with the design and manufacture of aircraft, rockets, missiles, spacecraft, etc., that operate in aerospace.
of or relating to aerospace or the aerospace industry.
the atmosphere and space beyond
(modifier) of or relating to rockets, missiles, space vehicles, etc, that fly or operate in aerospace: the aerospace industry

1958, American English, from aero- “atmosphere” + (outer) space (n.).

Relating to the Earth’s atmosphere and the space beyond.

Relating to the science and technology of flight and space travel.


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