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From Ancient Greek ἁεροσκοπία (haeroskopía, divination by observing the heavens), from ἀήρ (aḗr, air) + σκοπέω (skopéō, I examine).


aeroscopy (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, meteorology) The branch of meteorology that involves the scientific examination of the various properties and composition of the atmosphere, and their variation
  2. (rare) divination by observation of the sky
  3. (zoology) aeroscepsy

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  • aeroscopy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • aeroscopy in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828.
  • aeroscopy in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • The Imperial dictionary, English, technological and scientific.., by John Ogilvie, 1850
  • Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas, by Peter Mark Roget, 1853
  • Dictionary of geology and mineralogy, by William Humble, 1843
  • Dictionary of aviation, by Robert Morris Pierce, 1911