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Aeroplane is used in this database primarily to refer to the wings or airfoils sustaining an airplane, which latter Americanization is used to refer to the whole vessel. Note that the non-Americanized "aeroplane" comes up within all sorts of both American and British data, a shift in usage being distinct from the Americanization.

First used in 1871 when Francis Herbert Wenham coined in term in reference to beetle wings.[1]

English aeroplane and French aéroplane came to refer to the entire aircraft. This is reflected in corporate names and so forth throughout all data. This does not change the earliest usage. The Americanization, treated as referring to the whole vehicle, serves greatly in terms of disambiguation. Outside of the Anglophone world, the word took on a dynamic of its own, the French aéroplane perhaps having to greatest influence on the appropriative use found in countries to the east, and almost always as a name for the entire vehicle equivalent to our modern and Americanized airplane.

The Hungarian Aeroplán of Patent HU-1911-59053 seems to approximate most closely the French aéroplane and to refer to the entire vehicle, likewise the äroplán of Patent HU-1915-76876, along with “Aëroplan” and “Aäroplan” of Patent HU-1909-47682. The "aëroplánokon"("on airplanes") found on the original of Patent HU-1909-48013 is even more odd, being a Hungarian plural and semi-prepositional compound treatment of a certainly Western-influenced noun, with the "ë" reflecting neither French nor German nor Hungarian usage, but illustrative of the inter-linguistic flux at play at the time. The "Helicoplan" in the original Hungarian-magyar of Patent HU-1914-68447 also stands out as French-based, treating what we would call the helicopter and what we would call the airplane as elements composing one hybrid. See glossary and its subpages for more on relatively native usages within particular usages.

Russian аәропланъ is more rare, appearing thus far only with reference to one publication.[2] See glossary and its subpages for more on relatively native usages within particular usages.


Enclosing categories Airplane
Keywords Wings, Airfoil
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This wiki has 169 patents in category "Aeroplane". Other techtypes related to Aeroplane: CPC B64C, CPC B64D37/06, CPC E04B1/3441, USPC 244/12.1, USPC 244/12.2, USPC 244/12.5, USPC 244/12.6

Patents in category Aeroplane

Publications referring to Aeroplane