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Related to aerostatic: Aerostatic balloon
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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aer•o•stat•ic(ˌɛər əˈstæt ɪk)
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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