Definition of Static

1. Noun. A crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference.

Exact synonyms: Atmospheric Static, Atmospherics
Generic synonyms: Disturbance, Interference, Noise
Specialized synonyms: Radio Noise

2. Adjective. Not in physical motion. "The inertia of an object at rest"
Exact synonyms: Inactive, Motionless, Still
Similar to: Nonmoving, Unmoving
Derivative terms: Inactivity, Motionlessness, Stillness

3. Noun. Angry criticism. "They will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial"
Generic synonyms: Criticism, Unfavorable Judgment

4. Adjective. Concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity. "An electrostatic generator produces high-voltage static electricity"
Exact synonyms: Electrostatic
Derivative terms: Electrostatics
Partainyms: Static Electricity, Static Electricity

5. Adjective. Showing little if any change. "A static population"
Exact synonyms: Stable, Unchanging
Similar to: Unchangeable
Derivative terms: Stability, Stableness, Unchangingness

Definition of Static

1. a. Resting; acting by mere weight without motion; as, statical pressure; static objects.

Definition of Static

1. Adjective. Unable to change. ¹

2. Adjective. Fixed in place. ¹

3. Adjective. (programming) Occupying memory allocated when a program is loaded. ¹

4. Adjective. Having no motion. ¹

5. Noun. Interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television. ¹

6. Noun. (context: by extension) Interference or obstruction from people. ¹

7. Noun. Something that is not part of any perceived universe phenomena; having no motion; no particle; no wavelength. ¹

8. Noun. Static electricity. ¹

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Definition of Static

1. random noise produced in a radio or television receiver [n -S] : STATICAL [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Static

static (current term)
static binding
static electricity
static equilibrium
static kill
static line
static lines
static load
static loads
static magnet
static memory allocation
static memory allocations
static random access memory
static site
static tube

Literary usage of Static

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Sin-t the static waves cut both of the loops «imor taneously the currents set up by them in the primary coils f t' of |nc goniometer (heir* wound oppositely ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Dieckman designed a protective shield of wires to be placed over and around the wires of an L antenna to cut off the static currents from the aerial and ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"One metal sheet is charged from one pole of a static machine and the other is charged from the other pole. Owing to the great attraction which charges of ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The static and the Toxic Degenerative Arthropathies It must be kept in mind that an extremity is a static unit and that disturbance in one part of this unit ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1908)
"The term " static protector" has been frequently used. The term is not suggestive of the nature of the device, and may be confused ..."

6. Journal by Institution of Electrical Engineers Radio Section (1874)
"The most suitable apparatus for the transformation of dynamic electricity into static electricity is, without doubt, the Ruhmkorff induction coil ..."

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