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  • adj. Pertaining to the weight of air.
  • adj. Pertaining to aerial navigation or aeronautics.


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From French aérostatique ("aerostatic").


  • The Leviathan was “aerostatic,” Service-speak for being the same density as the air around it.


  • Tomás Aguilar was a classmate who devoted his free time and his talent to the invention of wonderfully ingenious contraptions of dubious practicality, like the aerostatic dart or the dynamo spinning top.

    Excerpt: Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  • The production of this gas is easy, and it has given the greatest satisfaction hitherto in aerostatic experiments.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

  • “You think, then, that aerostatic science has said its last word?”

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

  • “Let go!” shouted Uncle Prudent; and the “Go-Ahead” rose “majestically” — an adverb consecrated by custom to all aerostatic ascents.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • The “Go-Ahead” was the most perfect type of what had up to then been invented in aerostatic art — she was what an

    Robur the Conqueror

  • In 1783 Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and the court took up a brief residence here to assist at the aerostatic experiences of De Rosier, and in 1787, ceasing to be a royal residence, La Muette was offered for sale after first having been stripped of its precious wainscotings, its marbles and the artistic curiosities of all sorts with which it had been decorated.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • Arago have put themselves to the trouble of examining the aerostatic feats of this aeronaut, and of examining the results of his observations.

    Wonderful Balloon Ascents

  • But a little time afterwards Montgolfier's discoveries quite altered the conditions under which the aerostatic art was to be pursued.

    Wonderful Balloon Ascents

  • "Unless," said the chief of the aerostatic division, grinning, "Bouchard lends them the use of our own wires through the capital and around by the neutral countries across the Brown frontier!"

    The Last Shot


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