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aer·o·nau·tics

aeronautics

 
pronunciation:
eI r naw tihks
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part of speech: noun
definition: (used with a singular verb) a science that deals with making and flying aircraft.
similar words:
aviation
derivations: aeronautic (adj.), aeronautical (adj.), aeronautically (adv.)
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The word aeronautics contains the following parts:
aer, aero Greek root that means air, gas
naut Greek root that means ship; sailor
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synonyms:
nav
 
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology