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Meaning of aerostatics

aer•o•stat•ics

Pronunciation: (âr"u-stat'iks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. the branch of statics that deals with gases in equilibrium and with gases and bodies in the gases in equilibrium with one another. Cf. aerodynamics.
  2. the science of lighter-than-air aircraft.
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