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aerostation

[air-uh-stey-shuh n] /ˌɛər əˈsteɪ ʃən/
noun, Aeronautics.
1.
the science or art of operating aerostats.
Origin of aerostation
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85; aerostat + -ion
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  • But, I resumed, you seem to have valuable documents on aerostation?

  • We will conclude our work with a glance at aerostation as applied to warfare.

    Wonderful Balloon Ascents Fulgence Marion
  • As we have seen, the triumph of aerostation was sudden and complete.

    Wonderful Balloon Ascents Fulgence Marion
  • He closed a life devoted to the pursuit and advancement of aerostation in April, 1864.

  • The future development of aerostation is necessarily difficult to forecast.

  • The military authorities have set aside, as a site for an aerostation camp, some twenty-five acres of the park near Rocquencourt.

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    Milburg Francisco Mansfield
  • Prize or no prize, I must work, and I shall always work in this my chosen field of aerostation.

    My Airships Alberto Santos-Dumont
  • The Chinese have been beforehand with us in all our inventions—printing, artillery, aerostation, chloroform.

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    Victor Hugo
  • He wants to build some workshops for himself to carry out experiments in wireless high-tension currents and aerostation.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
  • However trifling this experiment may appear at first sight, it added a new fact to the science of aerostation.

    Wonderful Balloon Ascents Fulgence Marion
British Dictionary definitions for aerostation

aerostation

/ˈɛərəˌsteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the science of operating lighter-than-air craft
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