Static meaning

stăt'ĭk
Not moving or progressing; at rest; inactive; stationary.
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Of or relating to bodies at rest or forces that balance each other.
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The definition of static is showing little or no change or an electric charge.

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.

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Having no motion; being at rest.
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Of bodies, masses, or forces at rest or in equilibrium.
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Designating or of memory that retains stored data as long as power is supplied.
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Of or producing stationary electrical charges, as those resulting from friction.

Static electricity.

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Of or having to do with static.
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Adversely critical remarks.
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Relating to or producing static electricity.
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Distortion or interruption of a broadcast signal, such as crackling or noise in a receiver or specks on a television screen, often produced when background electromagnetic radiation in the atmosphere disturbs signal reception or when there are loose connections in the transmission or reception circuits.
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(1) Fixed and unchanging. Contrast with dynamic.
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Unchanging ; that cannot or does not change.
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Immobile ; fixed in place; having no motion.
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(programming) Occupying fixed memory, allocated when a program is loaded.
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(by extension) Interference or obstruction from people.
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Something that is not part of any perceived universe phenomena; having no motion; no particle; no wavelength.
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Static electricity.
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Of, relating to, or producing stationary charges; electrostatic.
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Interference or noise, such as crackling in a receiver, produced when static or atmospheric electricity disturbs signal reception.
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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 στατικός (statikos), from ἱστάναι (histanai, “to cause to stand").
    From Wiktionary