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Aviation   /ˌeɪviˈeɪʃən/   Listen

The aggregation of a country's military aircraft.  Synonym: air power.
The operation of aircraft to provide transportation.
The art of operating aircraft.  Synonym: airmanship.
Travel via aircraft.  Synonyms: air, air travel.  "If you've time to spare go by air"

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"Aviation" Quotes from Famous Books

... them: "Accidents or no accidents, we have got to master this thing, and master the Germans in it." And, accidents or no accidents, the young men of Britain and France steadily made their way to the aviation schools, having no illusions at all, in those early days, as to the special and deadly risks to be run, yet determined to run them, partly from clear-eyed patriotism, partly from that natural call of the blood which makes ...
— Fields of Victory • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... with the elements. He was a famous "wind wagon" man who had sustained a terrible fall in an endurance race. It had crippled him for life. Now he followed the various professional meets for a living, and also ran an aviation school for amateurs. His name was ...
— Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane • Roy Rockwood

... of the war Albert Spalding the violinist became Albert Spalding the soldier. As First Lieutenant in the Aviation Service, U.S.A., he maintained the ideals of civilization on the Italian front with the same devotion he gave to those of Art in the piping times of peace. As he himself said not so very long ago: "You cannot do two things, and do them properly, at the same time. At the present moment ...
— Violin Mastery - Talks with Master Violinists and Teachers • Frederick H. Martens

... its place in the history of science, particularly in that movement of science which, beginning with the "new astronomy" in the early seventeenth century, was to produce one of the most important chapters in the history of aviation.[5] So far as literature is concerned, A Voyage to Cacklogallinia belongs to the literary genre of "voyages to the moon" which from Lucian to H.G. Wells (even to modern "pulp magazines") have enthralled human imagination. Yet ...
— A Voyage to Cacklogallinia - With a Description of the Religion, Policy, Customs and Manners of That Country • Captain Samuel Brunt

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