aviation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"aviation" in British English

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aviationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌeɪ.viˈeɪ.ʃən/
the ​activity of ​flyingaircraft, 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 ​trailblazers.
(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 ​flyingaircraft, or of ​designing, ​producing, and ​maintaining them
aviator
noun [C]  us   /ˈeɪ·viˌeɪt̬·ər/
dated 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   us   /ˌeɪviˈeɪʃən/ TRANSPORT
the ​business of ​designing and ​manufacturingaircraft: Aviation ​experts expect ​authorities to ​start discussions for $2 billion-worth of ​business. the aviation ​industry/​sector
the ​activity of ​transportingpeople and ​goods by ​aircraft: aviation safety/security The FAA ​oversees aviation ​safety.
(Definition of aviation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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