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“Airplane” or “Aeroplane”

Language

Airplane and aeroplane are both English terms.

Usage

Airplane is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American English (en-US) while aeroplane is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (en-GB). Breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
airplane 99 69 33 99 97 70 100 80 76 75 85 73
aeroplane 1 31 67 1 3 30 0 20 24 25 15 27
  • In the United States, there is a preference for "airplane" over "aeroplane" (99 to 1).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a preference for "airplane" over "aeroplane" (69 to 31).
  • In India, there is a 67 to 33 preference for "aeroplane" over "airplane".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "airplane" over "aeroplane" (99 to 1).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "airplane" over "aeroplane" (97 to 3).
  • In Australia, there is a preference for "airplane" over "aeroplane" (70 to 30).
  • In Liberia, there is a preference for "airplane" over "aeroplane" (100 to 0).
  • In Ireland, there is a preference for "airplane" over "aeroplane" (80 to 20).
  • In New Zealand, there is a preference for "airplane" over "aeroplane" (76 to 24).
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "airplane" over "aeroplane" (75 to 25).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "airplane" over "aeroplane" (85 to 15).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "airplane" over "aeroplane" (73 to 27).
Examples

Below, we provide some examples of when to use airplane or aeroplane with sample sentences.

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Examples in Context

Examples of “airplane”

  • to have the most powerful airplane engine yet, boasting 110 hp.
  • County Park near where the airplane crashed at sea.
  • produced by 15 typical commercial airplane jet engines.
  • E.114 was a single-engine sport airplane, designed and manufactured by the
  • a part of Sky Eats Airplane, soon became a permanent addition
  • ERAST Program, demonstrated that an airplane could stay aloft for an
  • for heating developed leaks and airplane traffic to nearby San Francisco
  • and opium were smuggled by airplane into the U.S., and was
  • meets Jamie-Lynn Sigler on an airplane and the two hit it
  • the Great Society, joined the Airplane in the fall of 1966.

Examples of “aeroplane”

  • Élodie Bouchez - Girl in Aeroplane
  • mass of German infantry, the aeroplane was not fired on and
  • to yell at a passing aeroplane "I hope you crash, you
  • in a Wright Model A aeroplane named "The Stella".
  • Ouragan was a much better aeroplane than had been thought".
  • The last flight of an aeroplane from Montaudran was on 18
  • Aeroplane Monthly, April 1995, Vol 23
  • January 2002, featuring "Blanket" and "Aeroplane" (a Frou Frou remix/remake of
  • a pioneering Scottish aviator and aeroplane engineer.
  • museum as "the first man-carrying aeroplane in the history of the


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