1. [syn: aeronautics, astronautics]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aeronautics \A`["e]r*o*naut"ics\, n.
The science or art of ascending and sailing in the air, as by
means of a balloon; a["e]rial navigation; ballooning.
[1913 Webster] Aerophobia
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
[syn: aeronautics, astronautics]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "aeronautics":
air service, airline, astronautics, aviation, ballooning,
blind flying, cloud-seeding, commercial aviation, contact flying,
cruising, flight, flying, general aviation, gliding, pilotage,
sailing, sailplaning, soaring, winging