aero·​stat·​ics | \ ˌer-ō-ˈsta-tiks How to pronounce aerostatics (audio) \

Definition of aerostatics

: a branch of statics that deals with the equilibrium of gaseous fluids and of solid bodies immersed in them

First Known Use of aerostatics

1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerostatics

aerostatic "of aerostatics, pneumatic" (borrowed from New Latin aërostaticus, from aëro- aero- + -staticus, in hydrostaticus hydrostatic) + -ics

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“Aerostatics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerostatics. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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