aerostatic


aerostatic
adj. [Gr. aer, air; statos, placed]
Said of any organism or object that is, by certain means, supported chiefly by buoyancy derived from surrounding air.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • aerostatic — AEROSTÁTIC, Ă, aerostatici, ce, s.f., adj. 1. s.f. Ramură a mecanicii fluidelor care se ocupă cu studiul echilibrului aerului1 şi, în general, al gazelor, precum şi cu construirea şi cu dirijarea aerostatelor. 2. adj. Care aparţine aerostaticii… …   Dicționar Român

  • Aerostatic — A [ e]r*o*stat ic, Aerostatical A [ e]r*o*stat ic*al, a. [A[ e]ro + Gr. ?: cf. F. a[ e]rostatique. See {Statical}, {Statics}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a[ e]rostatics; pneumatic. [1913 Webster] 2. A[ e]ronautic; as, an a[ e]rostatic voyage. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aerostatic — /air euh stat ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to aerostatics. 2. of, or capable of supporting, aerostats. Also, aerostatical. [1775 85; AERO + STATIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • aerostatic — adjective /ˌeɪəɹə(ʊ)ˈstætɪk/ a) Pertaining to the weight of air. b) Pertaining to aerial navigation or aeronautics …   Wiktionary

  • aerostàtic — a|e|ros|tà|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • aerostátic — adj. m. (sil. mf. sta ), pl. aerostátici; f. sg. aerostáticã, pl. aerostátice …   Romanian orthography

  • aerostatic — aer·o·stat·ic || ‚eÉ™rəʊ stætɪk(l) adj. pertaining to aerostatics; capable of supporting aerostats …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aerostatic — aero·stat·ic …   English syllables

  • aerostatic — aer•o•stat•ic [[t]ˌɛər əˈstæt ɪk[/t]] also aer o•stat′i•cal adj. 1) phs of or pertaining to aerostatics 2) aer. a) of or pertaining to an aerostat b) capable of supporting an aerostat, as a gas • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • aerostatic — /ɛərəˈstætɪk/ (say airruh statik) adjective 1. of aerostatics. 2. of, or capable of supporting, aerostats. Also, aerostatical …   Australian English dictionary


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