aviation


aviation
aviation a‧vi‧a‧tion [ˌeɪviˈeɪʆn ǁ ˌeɪ-, ˌæ-] noun [uncountable]
1. MANUFACTURING the business of making aircraft:

• job losses in the aviation industry

2. COMMERCE TRANSPORT the business of transporting people and goods in aircraft:

• More competition in aviation means more choice, better service and lower fares.

— see also aeronautics
ˌcivil aviˈation COMMERCE TRANSPORT TRAVEL
the business of transporting passengers and goods by aircraft, rather than the use of aircraft for military purposes:

• There are increasingly high standards of safety in worldwide civil aviation.

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aviation UK US /ˌeɪviˈeɪʃən/ noun [U] TRANSPORT
the business of designing and manufacturing aircraft: »

Aviation experts expect authorities to start discussions for $2 billion-worth of business.

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the aviation industry/sector

the activity of transporting people and goods by aircraft: aviation safety/security »

The FAA oversees aviation safety.

See also CIVIL AVIATION(Cf. civil aviation), COMMERCIAL AVIATION(Cf. ↑commercial aviation)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • aviation — [ avjasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1863; lat. avis « oiseau » 1 ♦ Activité, pratique de la locomotion aérienne, et particult emploi des avions; ensemble des techniques et des activités relatives à la circulation aérienne, au transport aérien. ⇒ aéronautique, 1 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • aviation — (n.) 1866, from Fr. aviation, noun of action from stem of L. avis bird (see AVIARY (Cf. aviary)). Coined 1863 by French aviation pioneer Guillaume Joseph Gabriel de La Landelle (1812 1886) in Aviation ou Navigation aérienne …   Etymology dictionary

  • Aviation — A vi*a tion, n. The art or science of flying. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aviation — (lat.), Luftschiffahrt mit Vogelflugmaschinen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Aviation — Aviation, Bezeichnung der Flugtechnik, insbesondere derjenigen, die sich den Vogelflug zum Vorbilde genommen hat. Hiervon abgeleitet aviatische Luftschiffe und Aviatiker. Moedebeck …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Aviation — (vom lat. avis, Vogel), s.v.w. Flugtechnik …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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  • aviation — *aeronautics …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • aviation — [n] flying an aircraft; study of flying aircraft aerodynamics, aeronautics, flight, navigation, piloting; concepts 148,187,324 …   New thesaurus

  • aviation — ► NOUN ▪ the activity of operating and flying aircraft. ORIGIN French, from Latin avis bird …   English terms dictionary


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