Meaning of “aviation” in the English Dictionary

"aviation" in British English

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aviationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌeɪ.viˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌeɪ.viˈeɪ.ʃən/

the activity of flying aircraft, or of designing, producing, and keeping them in good condition:

the British Civil Aviation Authority
the US Federal Aviation Administration
aviation fuel

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  • Orville and Wilbur Wright were aviation trail blazers.

(Definition of “aviation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aviation" in American English

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aviationnoun [ U ]

us /ˌeɪ·viˈeɪ·ʃən/

the activity of flying aircraft, or of designing, producing, and maintaining them

aviator
noun [ C ] us /ˈeɪ·viˌeɪt̬·ər/

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Charles Lindbergh was the first aviator to fly nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean.

(Definition of “aviation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"aviation" in Business English

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aviationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌeɪviˈeɪʃən/ us TRANSPORT

the business of designing and manufacturing aircraft:

Aviation experts expect authorities to start discussions for $2 billion-worth of business.
the aviation industry/sector

the activity of transporting people and goods by aircraft:

aviation safety/security The FAA oversees aviation safety.

(Definition of “aviation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)