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Aviation is the design, development, production, operation, an uise o aircraft, especially hivier-nor-air aircraft. The wird "Aviation" wis coined bi French writer an umwhile naval afficer Gabriel La Landelle in 1863, frae the verb "avier" (synonymous fleein), itself derived frae the Laitin wird "avis" ("bird") an the suffix "-ation".[1]

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  1. Vreizh, Skol (2008). Dictionnaire d’histoire de Bretagne (in French). Morlaix. p. 77. ISBN 978-2-915623-45-1.