And when this man breaks from his static isolation and makes a new move, then look out, something will be happening.
Fees will not be static, but nor can AT&T and others just charge what they wish.
And so the White House has to plot strategy to break through the static, just like any group of image-makers hawking a product.
If the America he left behind seemed to him to be static, the India he sought to better understand was dynamic.
The stills give a static feel and it all seems somewhat dispassionate.
He switched on the power, and static sounded in the dry air.
The static emerging from the speaker thickened, obliterating all other noises.
There was a flutter of static and then Quent Miles' voice again.
"Just a heavy charge of static electricity," replied the doctor.
There were no crackling atmospherics nor hiss of static, even when he turned the power full on.
1640s (earlier statical, 1560s), "pertaining to the science of weight and its mechanical effects," from Modern Latin statica, from Greek statikos "causing to stand, skilled in weighing," from stem of histanai "to make to stand, set; to place in the balance, weigh," from PIE root *sta- "stand" (see stet). The sense of "having to do with bodies at rest or with forces that balance each other" is first recorded 1802. Applied to frictional electricity from 1839.
"random radio noise," 1912, from static (adj.). Figurative sense of "aggravation, criticism" is attested from 1926.
Noun 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.
The latest; the very newest and most advanced: Many of the escort services are so state-of-the-art that they make Toner's look primitive
[1967+; found by 1889 in the form present status of the art, which anticipates the modern use]