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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [air-oh-dahy-nam-iks]
    • /ˌɛər oʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks/
    • /ˌeə.rəʊ.daɪˈnæm.ɪks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [air-oh-dahy-nam-iks]
    • /ˌɛər oʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks/

Definitions of aerodynamics word

  • uncountable noun aerodynamics Aerodynamics is the study of the way in which objects move through the air. 3
  • noun aerodynamics the study of the dynamics of gases, esp of the forces acting on a body passing through air 3
  • noun aerodynamics the branch of aeromechanics that deals with the forces (resistance, pressure, etc.) exerted by air or other gases in motion 3
  • noun plural aerodynamics the characteristics of the outer body of a vehicle, aircraft, etc., that affect the efficiency with which it moves through the air 3
  • noun aerodynamics the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of air and other gases and with the effects of such motion on bodies in the medium. Compare aerostatics (def 1). 1
  • noun aerodynamics The study of the properties of moving air, and especially of the interaction between the air and solid bodies moving through it. 1

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Origin of aerodynamics

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; aero- + dynamics

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Parts of speech for Aerodynamics


aerodynamics popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for aerodynamics

noun aerodynamics

  • aeronautics — Aeronautics is the science of designing and building aeroplanes.
  • navigation — the act or process of navigating.
  • flight — an act or instance of fleeing or running away; hasty departure.
  • piloting — a person duly qualified to steer ships into or out of a harbor or through certain difficult waters.
  • sleek — smooth or glossy, as hair, an animal, etc.

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