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[air-uh-stey-shuh n]
noun Aeronautics.
  1. the science or art of operating aerostats.
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Origin of aerostation

First recorded in 1775–85; aerostat + -ion
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Examples from the Web for aerostation

Historical Examples

  • But, I resumed, you seem to have valuable documents on aerostation?

    A Voyage in a Balloon (1852)

    Jules Verne

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

  • As we have seen, the triumph of aerostation was sudden and complete.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for aerostation


  1. the science of operating lighter-than-air craft
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