noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of mechanics that deals with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.
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:
Economics. pertaining to fixed relations, or different combinations of fixed quantities:
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?
(functioning as sing) the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that produce a state of equilibrium in a system of bodies Compare dynamics (sense 1)
not active or moving; stationary
(of a weight, force, or pressure) acting but causing no movement
of or concerned with forces that do not produce movement Compare dynamic (sense 1)
relating to or causing stationary electric charges; electrostatic
of or relating to interference in the reception of radio or television transmissions
of or concerned with statics
(sociol) characteristic of or relating to a society that has reached a state of equilibrium so that no changes are taking place
(computing) (of a memory) not needing its contents refreshed periodically Compare dynamic (sense 5)
random hissing or crackling or a speckled picture caused by the interference of electrical disturbances in the reception of radio or television transmissions
electric sparks or crackling produced by friction
The branch of physics that deals with physical systems in equilibrium, in which no bodies are in motion, and all forces are offset or counterbalanced by other forces.
Having no motion; being at rest. Compare dynamic.
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.
state of the art
- Static scope
noun 1. a tube for measuring the static pressure of a fluid in motion, so placed in the fluid as not to be affected by the pressure changes caused by the motion of the fluid. noun 1. an open-ended tube used to measure the static pressure at a point in a moving fluid and positioned […]
- Static typing
programming Enforcement of type rules at compile time rather than at run time. Static typing catches more errors at compile time than dynamic typing. Ada, C, C++, Haskell, Java, and ML are examples of statically typed languages. Statically typed languages may have strong typing or weak typing. (2004-07-20)
- Static variable
programming A kind of local variable in certain programming languages that retains its value even when program execution moves outside its scope. This contrasts with an ordinary, automatic variable, which is reinitialised (possibly to an undefined value) every time the block is entered. Static variables have a fixed location in the data section of the […]