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aviation Explained

aviation at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


aviation at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1866, from Fr. aviation, from L. avis "bird" (see aviary). Coined 1863 by G. de la Landelle in "Aviation ou Navigation A?rienne." Aviator first recorded 1887. ///

aviation at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1800-1900; Language: French; Origin: Latin avis; AVIARY]//
1 the science or practice of flying in aircraft:
2 the industry that makes aircraft:

aviation at French => English Of Explained:


aviation at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Development and operation of heavier-than-air aircraft. In 1783 the balloon became the first aircraft to carry humans. Production of a successful glider in 1891 and refinement of the internal combustion engine led to the first successful engine-powered airplane flight by W. and O. Wright in 1903. World War I accelerated the expansion of aviation, and in the 1920s the first small airlines began carrying mail and passengers. World War II was another period of innovation in aircraft size, speed, and range. In the late 1940s the jet engine made possible the subsequent development of commercial airlines throughout the world. See also airship, helicopter, seaplane.

aviation at French => English Of Explained:

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Aviation at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Aviation \A`vi*a"tion\, n.
The art or science of flying.

aviation at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the aggregation of a country's military aircraft [syn: {air
2: the operation of aircraft to provide transportation
3: the art of operating aircraft [syn: {airmanship}]
4: travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting
in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air" [syn: {air
travel}, {air}]

aviation at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən


From Inter: etyl » fr aviation, from Inter: etyl » la avis (bird), from Proto-Indo-European *awi- (bird).


Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-noun » -|s
  • The art or science of making and flying aircraft.


    Inter: trans-top » art or science of flying
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|aviacion
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|طيران|m|tr=ṭayarān|sc=Arab
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|въздухоплаване|n|tr=vǎzduhoplávane, Inter: t+ » bg|авиация|f|tr=aviácija|sc=Cyrl
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|航空|tr=hángkōng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|飛行|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|飞行|tr=fēixíng|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|luchtvaart|f
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|lennundus
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ilmailu
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|aviation|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Luftfahrt|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αεροπορία|f (aeroporía)
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|תעופה|f|tr=t'ufá|sc=Hebr
    • Ido: aviaco
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|eitlíocht|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|aviazione|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|航空|tr=こうくう, kōkū|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|飛行|tr=ひこう, hikō|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|항공|tr=hanggong|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|航空|sc=Kore), Inter: t+ » ko|비행|tr=bihaeng|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|飛行|sc=Kore)
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|воздухопловство|n|tr=vozduhoplóvstvo, Inter: t- » mk|авијација|f|tr=avijácija
  • Novial: aviatione
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|aviação|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|aviație|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|авиация|f|tr=aviácija|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|воздухоплавание|n|tr=vozduxoplávanije|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|авијација|f, Inter: t- » sh|ваздухопловство|n, Inter: t- » sh|зракопловство|n
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|avijacija|f, Inter: t- » sh|vazduhoplovstvo|n, Inter: t- » sh|zrakoplovstvo|n
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|aviación|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|elimu ya rubani
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|havacılık
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|hàng không (Inter: t- » vi|航空)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * aviation incident



    Coined by G. de la Landelle together with the verb Inter: term » avier|lang=fr; from Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » avis||bird|lang=la + Inter: term » -ation|lang=fr.


    * Inter: audio » Fr-aviation.ogg|audio


    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • aviation

  • Translation: de » aviation
    Translation: et » aviation
    Translation: el » aviation
    Translation: fr » aviation
    Translation: gl » aviation
    Translation: ko » aviation
    Translation: io » aviation
    Translation: id » aviation
    Translation: it » aviation
    Translation: kn » aviation
    Translation: sw » aviation
    Translation: lo » aviation
    Translation: hu » aviation
    Translation: mg » aviation
    Translation: ml » aviation
    Translation: my » aviation
    Translation: pl » aviation
    Translation: pt » aviation
    Translation: ru » aviation
    Translation: fi » aviation
    Translation: ta » aviation
    Translation: th » aviation
    Translation: uk » aviation
    Translation: vi » aviation
    Translation: zh » aviation