Meaning of STATIC in English

STATIC

adj. & n.

--adj.

1. stationary; not acting or changing; passive.

2 Physics a concerned with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium (opp. DYNAMIC). b acting as weight but not moving (static pressure). c of statics.

--n.

1. static electricity.

2 atmospherics.

Phrases and idioms:

static electricity electricity not flowing as a current. static line a length of cord attached to an aircraft etc. which releases a parachute without the use of a ripcord.

Etymology: mod.L staticus f. Gk statikos f. sta- stand

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.