(archaic) the entire atmosphere surrounding the earth
of or relating to . of, or capable of supporting, aerostats. Historical Examples Through me, the aerostatic art would render immense services to the world, if God should spare my life! A Voyage in a Balloon (1852) Jules Verne You think, then, that aerostatic science has said its last word? Five Weeks in a Balloon […]
the branch of statics that deals with gases in equilibrium and with gases and bodies in the gases in equilibrium with one another. Compare . the science of lighter-than-air aircraft. Historical Examples Of late he had resumed his study of aerostatics, and was constructing another flying-machine. The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky […]
the science or art of operating . Historical Examples The future development of aerostation is necessarily difficult to forecast. The Dominion of the Air J. M. Bacon But, I resumed, you seem to have valuable documents on aerostation? A Voyage in a Balloon (1852) Jules Verne The Chinese have been beforehand with us in all […]
the branch of that deals with the curative use of air or of artificially prepared atmospheres.