aerostatics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction aero·stat·ics \ ˌer-ō-ˈsta-tiks \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of aerostatics

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

Origin and Etymology of aerostatics

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


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