aerostation

noun
aero·sta·tion | \¦er-ə-¦stā-shən\
plural -s

Definition of aerostation 

: the art or science of operating lighter-than-air aircraft — compare aviation

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First Known Use of aerostation

1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerostation

French aérostation, irregular from aérostat + -ion

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