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1. (used with a sing. verb) The study of the thermodynamics of gases, especially at high relative velocities.
2. (used with a pl. verb) The thermodynamics of such gases.

aer′o·ther′mo·dy·nam′ic adj.
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(Aeronautics) (functioning as singular) the study of the exchange of heat between solids and gases, esp of the heating effect on aircraft flying through the air at very high speeds
ˌaeroˌthermodyˈnamic adj
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(ˌɛər oʊˌθɜr moʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the science that deals with significant heat exchanges in gases or significant thermal effects between gases and solid surfaces, as in supersonic flight.
aer`o•ther`mo•dy•nam′ic, adj.
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