any of various plants belonging to the genus Limonium, of the leadwort family, having clusters of variously colored flowers that retain their color when dried.
a plant name formerly held to include both Armeria (thrift) and Limonium (sea lavender). The gardener’s statice comprises various species of the latter, esp those whose flowers can be dried and kept: family Plumbaginaceae See thrift, sea lavender
noun, Electricity. 1. a stationary electric charge built up on an insulating material. static electricity 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 […]
- 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 […]