Meaning of STATIC in English

I. ˈsta-tik 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


a. : characterized by a lack of movement, animation, or progression

b. : producing an effect of repose or quiescence

a static design


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-kəl adjective

• stat·i·cal·ly -ti-k(ə-)lē adverb

II. noun

Etymology: static electricity

Date: 1913

1. : noise produced in a radio or television receiver by atmospheric or various natural or man-made electrical disturbances ; also : the electrical disturbances producing this noise

2. : heated opposition or criticism

• stat·icky ˈsta-ti-kē adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.