Meaning of static


Static means not moving or changing––it’s often used to describe abstract ideas that can’t be seen. “The troops were moving all over the country, engaged in skirmishes, but the army’s overall position remained static.”

Static is easier to remember if you think of the sta- in “standing still” and stationary. Remember what happens when you rub a balloon against your head? That’s producing a stationary electric charge, otherwise known as static electricity.

Definitions of static
  1. adjective

    not in physical motion


    inactive, motionless, still

    nonmoving, unmoving

    not in motion
  2. adjective

    showing little if any change

    static population”

    stable, unchanging


    not changeable or subject to change
  3. adjective

    concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity



  4. noun

    a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference


    atmospheric static, atmospherics

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    radio noise

    static at radio wavelengths
    type of:

    disturbance, interference, noise

    electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

  5. noun

    angry criticism

    “they will probably give you a lot of
    static about your editorial”
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    type of:

    criticism, unfavorable judgment

    disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

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