from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no motion; being at rest; quiescent.
- adj. Fixed; stationary.
- adj. Physics Of or relating to bodies at rest or forces that balance each other.
- adj. Electricity Of, relating to, or producing stationary charges; electrostatic.
- adj. Of, relating to, or produced by random radio noise.
- n. Random noise, such as crackling in a receiver or specks on a television screen, produced by atmospheric disturbance of the signal.
- n. Informal Back talk.
- n. Informal Interference; obstruction.
- n. Informal Angry or heated criticism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unable to change.
- adj. Fixed in place; having no motion.
- adj. Occupying memory allocated when a program is loaded.
- n. Interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television.
- n. Interference or obstruction from people.
- n. Something that is not part of any perceived universe phenomena; having no motion; no particle; no wavelength.
- n. Static electricity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resting; acting by mere weight without motion
- adj. Pertaining to bodies at rest or in equilibrium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to weight and the theory of weight.
- Same as statical.
- In art criticism, monumental; stable; simply posed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity
- n. angry criticism
- adj. not in physical motion
- n. a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
- adj. showing little if any change
New Latin staticus, relating to weight, from Greek statikos, causing to stand, from statos, standing.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Modern Latin staticus, from Ancient Greek στατικός, from ἱστάναι ("to cause to stand"). (Wiktionary)