aero·​stat·​ics ˌer-ō-ˈsta-tiks How to pronounce aerostatics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a branch of statics that deals with the equilibrium of gaseous fluids and of solid bodies immersed in them

Word History


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

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aerostatics was in 1784

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“Aerostatics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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