What does aviation mean?

Definitions for aviation
ˌeɪ viˈeɪ ʃən, ˌæv i-avi·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aviation, air powernoun

    the aggregation of a country's military aircraft

  2. aviationnoun

    the operation of aircraft to provide transportation

  3. aviation, airmanshipnoun

    the art of operating aircraft

  4. air travel, aviation, airnoun

    travel via aircraft

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


  1. aviationnoun

    The art or science of making and flying aircraft.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aviationnoun

    the art or science of flying

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Aviation

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

Editors Contribution

  1. aviation

    The act, process and use of aircraft.

    The aviation designers were very proud to fly the first solar aircraft.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  
  2. aviation

    The art, science and technology for the safe functioning of aircraft.

    Aviation is a very broad science and encompasses many facets.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  
  3. aviation

    The science, design, creation and development of aircraft.

    The Aviation industry is important to the free movement of people across the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aviation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aviation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of aviation in a Sentence

  1. Olaf Scholz:

    The German aviation tax has proven itself. It can also be a model in the EU for more climate protection.

  2. Chris Mercer:

    We filled in the well-deck with aviation support spaces, enhanced the hangar, moved medical facilities and increased the square footage supporting aviation by 40-percent.

  3. Viktorija Cieminyte:

    These were first Russian fighters intercepted by NATO's Baltic air police this year, civil aviation over the Baltic Sea was endangered because of the secretive way the airplanes flew.

  4. Stephen Bomar:

    Although the Chinooks have been deployed, the Oregon Department of Forestry is currently at capacity with more than 40 overall aviation assets. We have been utilizing Blackhawk helicopters to assist in firefighting efforts since Governor Brown declared a state of emergency due to heightened wildfire weather conditions on August 19, we now have eight Blackhawks available, six dedicated to Bambi bucket water drop operations, and two available for search and rescue. We also currently have two UH-72 Lakotas assisting officials with fire mapping to keep track of the fires.

  5. Hardeep Singh Puri:

    It has been a long day of hard negotiations with various state government to recommence civil aviation operations in the country.....Domestic flights will recommence across the country from tomorrow.

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. extroversive
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    • C. ravening
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