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Webster 1913 Edition


Aviation

Aˊvi-a′tion

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Noun.
The art or science of flying.

Definition 2021


aviation

aviation

English

Noun

aviation (usually uncountable, plural aviations)

  1. The art or science of making and flying aircraft.
  2. Flying, operating, or operation of aircraft.
  3. Industry that produces aircraft.
  4. (collectively, military) aircraft
  5. A cocktail made with gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette and lemon juice

Translations

Derived terms

  • aviation incident

French

Etymology

Coined by G. de la Landelle together with the verb avier; from Latin avis (bird) + -ation.

Pronunciation

Noun

aviation f (plural aviations)

  1. aviation