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Meaning of "ornithopter" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ORNITHOPTER

ornithopter  [ˈɔːnɪˌθɒptə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORNITHOPTER

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ornithopter is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ORNITHOPTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ornithopter

An ornithopter is an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings. Designers seek to imitate the flapping-wing flight of birds, bats, and insects. Though machines may differ in form, they are usually built on the same scale as these flying creatures. Manned ornithopters have also been built, and some have been successful. The machines are of two general types: those with engines, and those powered by the muscles of the pilot.

Definition of ornithopter in the English dictionary

The definition of ornithopter in the dictionary is a heavier-than-air craft sustained in and propelled through the air by flapping wings Also called: orthopter.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORNITHOPTER


accepter
əkˈsɛptə
adaptor
əˈdæptə
chapter
ˈtʃæptə
chiropter
kaɪˈrɒptə
coleopter
ˌkɒlɪˈɒptə
copter
ˈkɒptə
descriptor
dɪˈskrɪptə
diopter
daɪˈɒptə
dioptre
daɪˈɒptə
Gupta
ˈɡʌptə
gyrocopter
ˈdʒaɪrəʊˌkɒptə
helicopter
ˈhɛlɪˌkɒptə
horopter
hɒˈrɒptə
interceptor
ˌɪntəˈsɛptə
interruptor
ˌɪntəˈrʌptə
opter
ˈɒptə
orthopter
ˈɔːθɒptə
raptor
ˈræptə
receptor
rɪˈsɛptə
sculptor
ˈskʌlptə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORNITHOPTER

ornithoid
ornithol.
ornithologic
ornithological
ornithologically
ornithologist
ornithology
ornithomancy
ornithomantic
ornithomorph
ornithomorphic
ornithophilous
ornithophily
ornithophobia
ornithopod
ornithorhynchus
ornithosaur
ornithoscopy
ornithoses
ornithosis

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORNITHOPTER

adapter
adopter
compter
corrupter
disrupter
early adopter
graphics adapter
intercepter
interrupter
lithotripter
police helicopter
prompter
scepter
scripter
subchapter
sumpter
Teleprompter
Tempter
the Tempter
upter

Synonyms and antonyms of ornithopter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ornithopter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORNITHOPTER

Find out the translation of ornithopter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ornithopter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ornithopter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

扑翼机
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ornitóptero
570 millions of speakers

English

ornithopter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ornithopter
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ornithopter
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

орнитоптер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ornitóptero
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রসেশিং
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ornithoptère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ornithopter
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ornithopter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

羽ばたき飛行機
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

ornithopter
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ornithopter
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ornithopter
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ornithopter
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑर्निथोपेटर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ornitopter
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ornitottero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ornithopter
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

орнітоптер
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ornitopterelor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ornithopter
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vlerktuig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ornithopter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ornithopter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ornithopter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORNITHOPTER»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORNITHOPTER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ornithopter

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORNITHOPTER»

Discover the use of ornithopter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ornithopter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Aerodynamic Modeling of a Flapping Membrane Wing Using ...
Figure 5.9: Reynolds number of the white ornithopter at the mean chord, wing root, and wing tip for 2, 5 and 8 m/s cases. RE variation is between 20,000 and 285,000, with a mean of 130,000. Figure 5.10: Blue ornithopter reduced frequency at ...
Robyn Lynn Harmon, 2008
2
Flying Insects and Robots
We averaged over flight tests during which we judged the ornithopter to be trimmed well; fly stable. The variables are as follows: m, mass; S, total wing area; b, wing span; T, torque needed to drive the wings; f, flap frequency; V, flight speed; P, ...
Dario Floreano, Jean-Christophe Zufferey, Mandyam V. Srinivasan, 2009
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Ornithopter
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. An ornithopter (from Greek ornithos "bird" and pteron "wing") is an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings.
Lambert M Surhone, Mariam T Tennoe, Susan F Henssonow, 2011
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Morphing Aerospace Vehicles and Structures
As more research has been performed, it is apparent that a multibody model is necessary for the effective modeling of ornithopter flight dynamics. In this chapter we begin with an introduction to flapping-wing flight and to the ornithopter ...
John Valasek, 2012
5
A History of Aerodynamics: And Its Impact on Flying Machines
Looking more closely at da Vinci's flying machine (Figure 2.1), we see an ornithopter in which the pilot lies prone and operates the wings by pushing and pulling a variety of levers. The wings themselves are essentially wooden spars; we can ...
John David Anderson, 1998
6
Issues in Nanotechnology and Micotechnology: Biomimetic and ...
Scientists discuss in 'Differential pressure measurement using a free-flying insect -like ornithopter with an MEMS sensor' new findings in biomimetics. “This paper presents direct measurements of the aerodynamic forces on the wing of a ...
‎2012
7
Secret Toronto: The Unique Guidebook to Toronto's Hidden ...
Although Leonardo da Vinci drafted plans as early as 1490 for a human-powered version of the ornithopter — a contraption that flies by flapping its wings like a bird —— no one managed to successfully build a working device until the late ...
Scott Mitchell, 2002
8
Design and Construction of an Autonomous Ornithopter
In recent years the subject of flying vehicles propelled by flapping wings, also known as ornithopters, has been an area of interest because of its application to micro aerial vehicles (MAVs).
Zachary John Jackowski, 2009
9
Biomechanics and Robotics
Biologically. Inspired. Ornithopters. An ornithopter is a device that flies by flapping its wings. The word “ornithopter” (c. 1908) combines the ancient Greek words for “bird” and “wing”. One of the first ornithopters was constructed by Gustave ...
Marko B. Popović, 2013
10
505 Weirdest Online Stores
The Ornithopter Zone: “Fly with Flapping Wings!” Ornithopters are devices that fly by flapping their wings, similar to how a bird flies. “And yes, they really work!” They do work, but what can you use them for? “Although some researchers focus  ...
Dan Crowley, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORNITHOPTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ornithopter is used in the context of the following news items.
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Japanese Doctor's Hobby & Dreams Take Flight with 3D Printed …
His interest in flying models was reinvigorated in 2007, however, upon watching a diminutive, remote controlled ornithopter. He decided to try ... «3DPrint.com, Jul 15»
2
Monday Briefing: $4.9 Million for Old Kings Road Extension, Naming …
The weather in Filadelfia, Paraguay: high 72, low 56. Details. The OED's Word of the Day: ornithopter, n.. The Live Community Calendar «FlaglerLive.com, Jul 15»
3
AMUSING MUSING: Let's go fly a kite! It's summer!
He designed his invention, the flying machine, or “ornithopter”, based on bats, kites, and birds. This 15th century design served as the basis for ... «Wicked Local Sharon, Jul 15»
4
Why we're still talking about Terminator and the Matrix
An AI that thinks like a human is a redundant vanity project – a thinking version of the ornithopter, a useless mechanical novelty that flies like a ... «Boing Boing, Jul 15»
5
Princes Diana was born and it's Blondie singer Debbie Harry's 70th …
Nine years before his success in 1909, one of Bleriot's first attempts at flight was an 'ornithopter', a plane that flapped its wings like a bird. It was ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
6
Four Superb Robot Videos to Kick Off Your Week
... size is one of the fastest robots around—with their ornithopter robot (H2Bird). Why? The former was used to launch the latter. Teamwork, eh? «Singularity Hub, Jun 15»
7
Making New Strides in Machine Collaboration: Roach Robot Helps …
The pair consists of a speedy six-legged robot called VelociRoACH and an ornithopter (aircraft which flies by flapping its wings) micro-aerial ... «Geek Snack, May 15»
8
VelociRoACH, new H2Bird ornithopter aerial vehicle developed to …
robot roach Scientists at the University of California in Berkeley's Biomimetic Millisystems Lab have developed a H2Bird or millibots ... «Herald Current, May 15»
9
Chris Burden's 'Ode to Santos Dumont' inspires wonder, delight
Even Leonardo da Vinci had labored on an inventive flying machine — his bird-like "ornithopter." Santos-Dumont's air tours over city ... «Los Angeles Times, May 15»
10
Hybrid Bird Drone Flaps Through The Sky
The Raven V is an ornithopter, or flapping aircraft. For greater thrust, it also has propellers, allowing it to make tight turns and travel fast. In flight ... «Popular Science, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Ornithopter [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ornithopter>. Apr 2020 ».
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