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An aircraft, especially a balloon or dirigible, deriving its lift from the buoyancy of surrounding air rather than from aerodynamic motion.

[French aérostat : Greek āero-, aero-; see aero- + Greek statos, standing; see stato-.]

aer′o·stat′ic, aer′o·stat′i·cal adj.


(ˌɛər əˈstæt ɪk)

also aer`o•stat′i•cal,

1. of or pertaining to aerostatics.
a. of or pertaining to an aerostat.
b. capable of supporting an aerostat, as a gas.
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The production of this gas is easy, and it has given the greatest satisfaction hitherto in aerostatic experiments.
Slide ways such as an aerostatic or hydrostatic with linear motors will be preferred, as it has been experimentally verified that these types of stages improve silica-on-silicon slot machining.
All of this has been driven by the growing concern amongst governments, organisations and Individuals over the consumption of natural resources, which, states HAV, "naturally leads to aerostatic (lighter than air) principles to reduce both the energy cost and the financial operating cost of some of our transport requirements".
The Stiletto has an M-shaped hull that combines features from aerostatic, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic boat designs in order to effectively transition from low to high speed and increase the stability of the boat, he said.
From aerodynamic and aerostatic points of view, the side mirrors in car are known as adverse effects producing.
Nitrogen (minimum -50[degrees]C) is used to ensure the carbon rings have sufficient sliding capability for the aerostatic barrier seal to achieve liftoff from the compressor shaft after stoppages.
The basis of such system consists of a massive small-grain grey granite brick with aerostatic rotational mechanism mounted on it through a suspension ring.
Aerostatic and hydrodynamic bearings as well as roll bearings of special construction are mainly used in precision measuring and technological equipment [7, 8].
Precision positioning of a DC-motor-driven aerostatic slide system, Precision Engineering, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 32-41 January 2003, ISSN 0141-6359
The finite element method is discussed to find out the efficient cable layout from cost comparison during aerostatic analysis of cable stayed bridges.
These include non-rigid FAA Type Certified Aeros 40D Sky Dragon Airships, Advanced Tethered Aerostatic Systems, and New Type Rigid Air Vehicle--Aeroscraft.
It is not very surprising that the aeronaut Jean-Pierre Francois Blanchard attempted to create a Balloon and Parachuting Aerostatic Academy at London's Vauxhall.