air-to-air


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air-to-air

(âr′tə-âr′)
adj.
1.
a. Launched from an aircraft with an aircraft as a target: air-to-air missiles.
b. Occurring between or involving airborne aircraft: air-to-air communication.
2. Of or relating to the transfer of heat between two bodies of air.

air-to-air

adj
(Aeronautics) operating between aircraft in flight

air′-to-air′



adj.
1. operating between airborne objects, esp. aircraft: air-to-air missiles.
adv.
2. from one aircraft, missile, or the like to another while in flight: They refueled air-to-air.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.air-to-air - operating between or launched from or involving rockets or aircraft in flightair-to-air - operating between or launched from or involving rockets or aircraft in flight; "air-to-air missiles"; "air-to-air communications"
air-to-ground, air-to-surface - operating from or designed to be fired from aircraft at targets on the ground; "air-to-surface missiles"
surface-to-air - operating from or designed to be launched from the ground against an airborne target; "surface-to-air missiles"
Translations

air-to-air

[ˌɛətəˈɛəʳ] ADJ [missile] → aire-aire

air-to-air

[ˈɛətʊˈɛəʳ] adj (Mil) → aria-aria inv
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