aerostatic

1 of 2

adjective (1)

aero·​stat·​ic
¦er-ə-¦sta-tik
variants or less commonly aerostatical
¦er-ə-¦sta-ti-kəl
: of or relating to aerostatics : pneumatic

aerostatic

2 of 2

adjective (2)

aero·​stat·​ic
¦er-ə-¦sta-tik
variants or less commonly aerostatical
¦er-ə-¦sta-ti-kəl
: of or relating to aerial navigation

Word History

Etymology

Adjective (1)

aerostatic borrowed from New Latin aërostaticus, from aëro- aero- + -staticus (in hydrostaticus hydrostatic); aerostatical from aerostatic + -al entry 1

Adjective (2)

aerostatic borrowed from French aérostatique aerostatic entry 1, taken as a derivative of aérostat aerostat; aerostatical from aerostatic + -al entry 1

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1654, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aerostatic was in 1654

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“Aerostatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerostatic. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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