- the branch of statics that deals with gases in equilibrium and with gases and bodies in the gases in equilibrium with one another.Compare aerodynamics.
- the science of lighter-than-air aircraft.
Origin of aerostatics
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Examples from the Web for aerostatics
He had the combination of two of the sections of pigeonholes, aerostatics and intelligence.The Last Shot
The attempts which we are about to cite do not strictly belong to the history of aerostatics.Wonderful Balloon Ascents
Of late he had resumed his study of aerostatics, and was constructing another flying-machine.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci
Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
Aeronautics is divided into two fundamentally different branches—aviatics and aerostatics.Aviation Engines
Victor Wilfred Pag
In aviation no less than in aerostatics the record of the United States is negligible.Aircraft and Submarines
Willis J. Abbot.
- the study of gases in equilibrium and bodies held in equilibrium in gasesCompare aerodynamics
- the study of lighter-than-air craft, such as balloons
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