Definitions for Aviationˌeɪ viˈeɪ ʃən, ˌæv i-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•vi•a•tionˌeɪ viˈeɪ ʃən, ˌæv i-(n.)

  1. the design, development, production, operation, or use of aircraft, esp. heavier-than-air aircraft.

    Category: Aeronautics

  2. military aircraft.

    Category: Military

Origin of aviation:

1865–70; < F

a`vi•at′ic-ˈæt ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aviation, air power(noun)

    the aggregation of a country's military aircraft

  2. aviation(noun)

    the operation of aircraft to provide transportation

  3. aviation, airmanship(noun)

    the art of operating aircraft

  4. air travel, aviation, air(noun)

    travel via aircraft

    "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"


  1. aviation(Noun)

    The art or science of making and flying aircraft.

  2. Origin: From aviation, from avis (bird), from Proto-Indo-European *awi- (bird).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aviation(noun)

    the art or science of flying

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Aviation

    Design, development, manufacture, and operation of heavier-than-air AIRCRAFT.

Translations for Aviation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the science or practice of) flying in aircraft.

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