static electricity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An accumulation of electric charge on an insulated body.
- Electric discharge resulting from the accumulation of electric charge on an insulated body.
static electricity - Computer Definition
A stationary electrical charge that is the result of intentional charging or of friction in low-humidity environments.
static electricity - Cultural Definition
An electrical charge that accumulates on an object when it is rubbed against another object — for example, the spark that jumps from someone's hand to a doorknob after the person has walked across a rug.