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aerostat

[air-uh-stat] /ˈɛər əˌstæt/
noun
1.
any lighter-than-air aircraft, as a balloon or dirigible.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; aero- + -stat
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  • Nowadays a balloon is an unpowered aerostat, whilst an airship is a powered one.
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aerostat

/ˈɛərəˌstæt/
noun
1.
a lighter-than-air craft, such as a balloon
Derived Forms
aerostatic, aerostatical, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from French aérostat, from aero- + Greek -statos standing
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