aerospace

[[t]e͟əroʊspeɪs[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT: usu N n
Aerospace companies are involved in developing and making rockets, missiles, space vehicles, and related equipment.

The US government also helps its aerospace industry, chiefly via the space agency, Nasa.


English dictionary. 2008.

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