An example of static is a car that remains in exactly the same place for a week.
An example of static is rubbing a balloon on one's hair and then have the balloon stick to a wall.
Origin of static
- New Latin staticus relating to weight from Greek statikos causing to stand from statos standing stā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Modern Latin staticus, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„Î±Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (statikos), from á¼±ÏƒÏ„Î¬Î½Î±Î¹ (histanai, “to cause to stand").