a stationary electric charge built up on an insulating material.
Electric charge that has accumulated on an object. Static electricity is often created when two objects that are not good electrical conductors are rubbed together, and electrons from one of the objects rub off onto the other. This happens, for example, when combing one’s hair or taking off a sweater. Sudden releases of built-up static electricity can take the form of an electric arc. See Note at electric charge.
static electricity definition
An electrical charge that accumulates on an object when it is rubbed against another object — for example, the spark that jumps from someone’s hand to a doorknob after the person has walked across a rug.
- Static friction
static friction See under friction.
adjective 1. containing or producing static electricity. 2. affected by random noise due to electrical interference: staticky radio reception.
noun, Military. 1. a line attached to a parachute pack and to a cable in an aircraft for the purpose of automatically opening the parachute after it is dropped. noun 1. a line attaching the pack of a parachute to an aircraft, so that the parachute is opened when it has fallen clear of the […]
- Static link
compiler (Or “access link” or “environment link”) A pointer from an activation record to the activation record for the textually enclosing scope. A static link is only required in a statically (lexically) scoped language. The number of static links to follow may be determined statically (at compile time). It is simply the difference in lexical […]