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Lightoff to speak about an engine start

This would be best answered on English Language and Usage, but I see they already suggested to use Aviation. So this answer. Off has several meanings, including distance or suddenness and being out. ...
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Lightoff to speak about an engine start

It's one of those quirks of the English language. From the Cambridge dictionary - use of "off" to start a process: "To begin by doing something, or to make something begin by doing ...
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When was the word "aerodynamics" first used?

In German, the word Aerodynamik is in print by 1780 in the Deutsche Encyclopädie oder Allgemeines Real-Wörterbuch aller Künste und Wissenschaften vol 3 under the entry for Baumeister (a builder / ...
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When was the word "aerodynamics" first used?

In French, the word appeared in print in 1784 in a journal, Journal de l'Orléanois. In an article, the Société Royale de Physique d'Orléans, created 25 years ago, describes the different branches of ...
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