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English noun: aviation

1. aviation (group) the aggregation of a country's military aircraft

Synonymsair power

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. aviation (group) the operation of aircraft to provide transportation

Broader (hypernym)industry

3. aviation (cognition) the art of operating aircraft


Broader (hypernym)art, artistry, prowess

4. aviation (act) travel via aircraft

SamplesAir travel involves too much waiting in airports.
If you've time to spare go by air.

Synonymsair, air travel

Broader (hypernym)travel, traveling, travelling

Narrower (hyponym)flight, flying

Domain category membersaviate, belly-land, bring down, buzz, chandelle, crab, crash land, crash-dive, cruise, deplane, ditch, emplane, enplane, fly, fly, fly blind, fly contact, glide, jet, kite, land, nosedive, overfly, pass over, peel off, pilot, power-dive, put down, red-eye, sailplane, soar, solo, stall, stall, stooge, test fly

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