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AVIATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aviation mean? 

AVIATION (noun)
  The noun AVIATION has 4 senses:

1. the aggregation of a country's military aircraft
2. the operation of aircraft to provide transportation
3. the art of operating aircraft
4. travel via aircraft

  Familiarity information: AVIATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AVIATION (noun)


Sense 1aviation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The aggregation of a country's military aircraft

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

air power; aviation

Hypernyms ("aviation" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


Sense 2aviation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The operation of aircraft to provide transportation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("aviation" is a kind of...):

industry (the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise)


Sense 3aviation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The art of operating aircraft

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

airmanship; aviation

Hypernyms ("aviation" is a kind of...):

art; artistry; prowess (a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation)


Sense 4aviation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel via aircraft

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

air travel; air; aviation

Context examples:

air travel involves too much waiting in airports / if you've time to spare go by air

Hypernyms ("aviation" is a kind of...):

travel; traveling; travelling (the act of going from one place to another)

Domain member category:

kite (soar or fly like a kite)

sailplane; soar (fly a plane without an engine)

power-dive (make a power dive)

nosedive (plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft)

crash-dive (descend steeply and rapidly)

chandelle (climb suddenly and steeply)

belly-land (land on the underside without the landing gear)

crash land (make an emergency landing)

ditch (make an emergency landing on water)

bring down; land; put down (cause to come to the ground)

deplane (get off an airplane)

emplane; enplane (board a plane)

peel off (leave a formation)

glide (fly in or as if in a glider plane)

jet (fly a jet plane)

test fly (test a plane)

overfly; pass over (fly over)

fly (travel in an airplane)

red-eye (travel on an overnight flight)

cruise (travel at a moderate speed)

stooge (cruise in slow or routine flights)

stall (cause an airplane to go into a stall)

stall (experience a stall in flight, of airplanes)

buzz (fly low)

solo (fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers)

fly contact (fly a plane by using visible landmarks or points of reference)

fly blind (fly an airplane solely by relying on instruments)

aviate; fly; pilot (fly a plane)

crab (direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aviation"):

flight; flying (an instance of traveling by air)


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