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From air + craft.

Noun

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aircraft

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  1. A vehicle capable of atmospheric flight due to interaction with the air, such as buoyancy or lift.
  2. Plural form of aircraft.

Usage notes

  • The word aircraft is a countable noun, but with the same plural form as singular; hence "one aircraft", "two aircraft", etc.
  • When the term aircraft is used without qualification, it is not usually taken to include rocket aircraft.
  • An aircraft with a propulsion system is also termed airplane/aeroplane.

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