lighter-than-air

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lighter-than-air

[lahy-ter-thuhn-air]
adjective Aeronautics.
1.
(of an aircraft) weighing less than the air it displaces, hence obtaining lift from aerostatic buoyancy.
2.
of or pertaining to lighter-than-air craft.

Origin:
1900–05

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Example sentences
Lighter-than-air travel, freed from the noisy machinery of airplanes and
  helicopters, has always been chic.
For seven decades, they were a curiosity, a relic of a lighter-than-air future
  that never quite came true.
In ideal performances, they achieve a lighter-than-air quality.
Thus the airship or dirigible--a lighter-than-air craft with propulsion and
  steering systems--was born.
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