inability to stand due to a limitation or absence of muscular coordination.
astasia a·sta·sia (ə-stā’zhə)
The inability to stand due to muscular incoordination.
unstable; unsteady. Physics. having no tendency to take a definite position or direction. Historical Examples This magnet is capable of rendering the needle less sensitive or of making it astatic. Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884 Various By arranging two magnetized needles with their poles opposite each other, Fig. 92, an astatic needle […]
- Astatic galvanometer
a galvanometer that is unaffected by the earth’s magnetic field and is used for measuring small currents. Historical Examples Fig. 67 shows an astatic galvanometer for measuring weak currents. Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
unstable; unsteady. Physics. having no tendency to take a definite position or direction. adjective not static; unstable (physics) having no tendency to assume any particular position or orientation (of a galvanometer) having two mutually compensating magnets arranged so that the instrument is independent of the earth’s magnetic field adj. 1827, from Greek astatos “unstable, not […]
noun (chem) a binary compound of astatine with a more electropositive element