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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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aeronauticsaer‧o‧nau‧tics /ˌeərəˈnɔːtɪks $ ˌerəˈnɒː-/ noun [uncountable]  TTAthe science of designing and flying planesaeronautical adjective
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aeronauticsIt stems from some one trying to apply a basic equation from aeronautics to the flight of the bee.Throughout his life Cayley showed keen interest in science and engineering developments, particularly in aeronautics.By 1935 he had joined the Pasadena Junior College as Professor in charge of aeronautics.He launched into bus production and truck transport, before expanding to aeronautics.The brothers were Wilbur and Orville Wright, and their hobby was aeronautics.
From Longman Business Dictionaryaeronauticsaer‧o‧nau‧tics /ˌeərəˈnɔːtɪksˌerəˈnɒː-/ noun [uncountable]MANUFACTURING the science of designing, making, and flying planestechniques developed in the aeronautics industry see also aviationaeronautic adjectiveaeronautical adjectivea Brazilian aeronautical firm
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