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aviation

a·vi·a·tion

aviation

pronunciation:
eI vi eI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act, practice, or technology of human flight, esp. in airplanes.
The hot air balloon preceded the airplane as a means of aviation.Advances in aviation drastically changed the face of war.
synonyms:
aeronautics, flight
similar words:
airmanship, flying
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The word aviation contains the following part:
au, avi Latin root that means bird