adjective Also, statical.
pertaining to or characterized by a fixed or stationary condition.
showing little or no change: a static concept; a static relationship.
lacking movement, development, or vitality: The novel was marred by static characterizations, especially in its central figures.
Sociology. referring to a condition of social life bound by tradition.
Electricity. pertaining to or noting static electricity.
noting or pertaining to atmospheric electricity interfering with radar, radio, the sending and receiving of wireless messages, etc.
Physics. acting by mere weight without producing motion: static pressure.
Economics. pertaining to fixed relations, or different combinations of fixed quantities: static population.
Computers. (of data storage, processing, or programming) unaffected by the passage of time or the presence or absence of power: A static website contains Web pages with fixed content that does not change as the user interacts with it.
static or atmospheric electricity.
interference due to such electricity.
Informal. difficulty; trouble: Will your dad give you any static on using the car?

1560–70; < New Latin staticus < Greek statikós, equivalent to sta- (stem of histánai to make stand) + -tikos -tic

statically, adverb
nonstatic, adjective
unstatic, adjective
unstatical, adjective
unstatically, adverb
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static (ˈstætɪk)
1.  not active or moving; stationary
2.  (of a weight, force, or pressure) acting but causing no movement
3.  Compare dynamic of or concerned with forces that do not produce movement
4.  relating to or causing stationary electric charges; electrostatic
5.  of or relating to interference in the reception of radio or television transmissions
6.  of or concerned with statics
7.  sociol characteristic of or relating to a society that has reached a state of equilibrium so that no changes are taking place
8.  computing Compare dynamic (of a memory) not needing its contents refreshed periodically
9.  random hissing or crackling or a speckled picture caused by the interference of electrical disturbances in the reception of radio or television transmissions
10.  electric sparks or crackling produced by friction
[C16: from New Latin staticus, from Greek statikos causing to stand, from histanai to stand, put on the scales]

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Word Origin & History

1646 (earlier statical, 1570), "pertaining to the science of weight and its mechanical effects," from Mod.L. statica, from Gk. statikos "causing to stand, skilled in weighing," from stem of histanai "to cause to stand, weigh," from PIE base *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. The noun meaning "radio noise" is first recorded 1913; fig. sense of "aggravation, criticism" is attested from 1926.
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Science Dictionary
static   (stāt'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Having no motion; being at rest. Compare dynamic.

  2. Relating to or producing static electricity.

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.
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