Meaning of STATIC in English

[ 'statɪk ]

■ adjective

1》 lacking movement, action, or change.

2》 Physics concerned with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium. Often contrasted with dynamic .

3》 relating to or denoting electric charges acquired by objects that cannot conduct a current.

■ noun

1》 ~ electricity.

2》 crackling or hissing on a telephone, radio, etc.

3》 N. Amer. informal angry or critical talk or behaviour.


~ally adverb


C16: via mod. L. from Gk statikē (tekhnē) 'science of weighing'; the adjective from mod. L. ~us , from Gk statikos 'causing to stand', from the verb histanai .

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