aero-, aer-, aeri-
(Greek: air, mist, wind)
2. The entire mass of gas surrounding the Earth: The aerosphere surrounding the planet Earth is comprised of a variety of gases.
2. Any of a proposed system of satellites for use in air traffic control and maritime navigation: Observation aerostats are used by the military to watch the field of battle.
3. Etymology: from aero, [nautical] + sat [ellite].
2. Pertaining to an aircraft, especially a dirigible: An aerostatic balloon derives its lift from the buoyancy of surrounding air rather than from the motion in the air:
2. The science of aircraft that are lighter than air: Greg thinks that aerostatics seems to be a fascinating branch of research dealing with dirigibles and balloons, both of which are buoyant and float or drift in the atmosphere.
Aerothermodynamics also pertains to the thermodynamic effects of air.
Barotitis is an ottic barotrauma caused by abrupt atmospheric pressure change, such as may affect the crew and passengers of aircraft during flight, particularly during descent.
Altitude dysbarism is another term for an inflammation of the ear caused by pressure changes when auditory tubes are obstructed and which occurs commonly in aviators and divers.
Tiny aerotolerant creatures can grow in an aerobic environment with only a small amount of air.
In the present day, the prefix of this word has been deleted in the medical parlance. .
Aerotropsim applies to either a positive reaction, or towards air, or a negative reaction, which is away from air.
Aerotropism can also be the reaction to gases, generally to oxygen, particularly the growth curvature of roots or other parts of plants to changes in oxygen tension.
It is also called an "aviation city" or an "airport city". In its purest form, the aerotropolis is an economic hub that extends out from a large airport into a surrounding area which consists mostly of distribution centers, office buildings, light manufacturing firms, convention centers, and hotels, all linked to the airport via roads, expressways, or "aerolinks", and rail lines , or "aerotrains". This business-centered version of the aerotropolis is also called an "air-commerce cluster" or an "airport cluster".
Although the plural of metropolis is often rendered as "metropolises", the plural of aerotropolis isn't "aerotropolises." Instead it is aerotropoli. The difference is probably because more people are now using "metropoli" as the plural of "metropolis", a usage change that dictionaries have not yet incorporated, although it has been in usage since about 1978.
2. Etymology: the problem with the creation of this new word is that the coinage has torn off a piece of metro [tro], "mother" and added it to aero, "air" and then added polis, "city"; making it more complicated than necessary. It would have been better to make the word aeropolis (s), aeropoli (pl), "air city".
Cross references of word groups that are related, directly or indirectly, to: "air, wind": aello-; aeolo-; anemo-; atmo-; austro-; flat-, flatu-; phys-; pneo-, -pnea; pneumato-; turb-; vent-; zephyro-.