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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The science of gases in equilibrium and of the equilibrium of balloons or aircraft under changing atmospheric flight conditions.
n (functioning as singular)
1. (General Physics) the study of gases in equilibrium and bodies held in equilibrium in gases. Compare aerodynamics
2. (Aeronautics) the study of lighter-than-air craft, such as balloons
aer•o•stat•ics(ˌɛər əˈstæt ɪks)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the science that deals with gases in equilibrium.
2. the science of lighter-than-air aircraft.
the study of the construction and operation of aerostats, lighter-than-air craft, as balloons or dirigibles. — aerostatic, aerostatical, adj.See also: Aviation