Meaning of STATIC in English


Pronunciation: ' sta-tik

Function: adjective

Etymology: New Latin staticus, from Greek statikos causing to stand, skilled in weighing, from histanai to cause to stand, weigh ― more at STAND

Date: 1638

1 : exerting force by reason of weight alone without motion

2 : of or relating to bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium

3 : showing little change <a static population>

4 a : characterized by a lack of movement, animation, or progression b : producing an effect of repose or quiescence <a static design>

5 a : standing or fixed in one place : STATIONARY b of water : stored in a tank but not under pressure

6 : of, relating to, or producing stationary charges of electricity : ELECTROSTATIC

7 : of, relating to, or caused by radio static

– stat · i · cal \ -ti-k ə l \ adjective

– stat · i · cal · ly \ -ti-k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

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