Definition of aerostatics in English:

aerostatics

noun

historical
  • With singular concord. The branch of physics that deals with the equilibrium properties of air and (now historical) with the behaviour of objects suspended in it.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Martyn (1735–1825), botanist. From aerostatic: see -ic. Compare French aérostatique. Compare aerostation and earlier aerostatica.

Pronunciation:

aerostatics

/ˌɛːrə(ʊ)ˈstatɪks/