Static definition

stătĭk
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Not moving or progressing; at rest; inactive; stationary.
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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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Having no motion; being at rest.
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Fixed; stationary.
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Of bodies, masses, or forces at rest or in equilibrium.
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(slang) Adversely critical remarks.
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Static electricity.
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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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(electricity) Of, relating to, or producing stationary charges; electrostatic.
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Having no motion; being at rest; quiescent.
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Back talk.
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Angry or heated criticism.
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(elec.) Of or producing stationary electrical charges, as those resulting from friction.

Static electricity.

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(radio) Of or having to do with static.
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Electrical discharges in the atmosphere that interfere with radio or television reception, etc.
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Interference or noises produced by such discharges.
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Relating to or producing static electricity.
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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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(physics) Of or relating to bodies at rest or forces that balance each other.
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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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Interference; obstruction.
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(comput.) Designating or of memory that retains stored data as long as power is supplied.
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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