Aerial navigation; the skill of raising and guiding balloons in the air.
- The science of evaluating air; aerostatics.
(letter.) Aerial navigation; the art of raising and guiding balloons floating around.
- (n.) The research of weighing air; aerostatics.
He published numerous works on different branches of physics, including A Complete Treatise on Electricity (1777), Treatise on the Nature and Properties of Air and other permanently Elastic Fluids (1781), History and Practice of Aerostation (1785), Treatise on Magnetism (1787), Elements of Natural and Experimental Philosophy (1803), Theory and Practice of Medical Electricity (1780), and Medical Properties of Factitious Air (1798).