Etymology
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aeronautics (n.)

1824, "art of aerial navigation by means of a balloon," from aeronautic (1784), from French aéronautique, from aéro- (see aero-) + nautique "of ships," from Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos "pertaining to sailing" (see nautical). Also see -ics. Aeronaut "balloonist" is from 1784, from French aéronaute.

updated on September 15, 2022

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Definitions of aeronautics from WordNet

aeronautics (n.)
the theory and practice of navigation through air or space;
Synonyms: astronautics
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.