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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.
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(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.
[13] investigated the load performance of micro-grooved aerostatic journal bearings.
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"The big problem with security is there is a lot of technology that isn't proven in crime prevention but (municipal governments) buy them just the same," she said, citing aerostatic balloons and drones for aerial vigilance.
Yoshimoto, "Improvement of static characteristics of an aerostatic journal bearing using the elastic deformation of an Oring," Tribology International, vol.
The most interesting improvement created by the HUAS is the aerostatic lift provided by the balloon, which, combined with the fan lift of the propulsion system, allows the vehicle to achieve easy take-off, climbing, hovering, and landing with reduced power consumption.
(2013) analyze the full-range aerostatic stability of Ma'anshan Bridge [8].
Frocot, "Comparison between numerical and experimental dynamic coefficients of a hybrid aerostatic bearing," Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, vol.
According to the three component coefficients obtained that can be obtained in bridge structure resistance, lift and torque, and further analysis of the bridge structure under static wind load stress and displacement, and aerostatic stability analysis.
Linear motion carriage with aerostatic bearings preloaded by inclined iron core linear electric motor, Precision Engineering 27: 382-394.