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