Definition of static noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstætɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstætɪk//
    [uncountable] Anger
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  1. 1noise or other effects that disturb radio or television signals and are caused by particular conditions in the atmosphere
  2. 2(also static electricity) electricity that gathers on or in an object which is not a conductor of electricity My hair gets full of static when I brush it.
  3. 3statics the science that deals with the forces that balance each other to keep objects in a state of rest compare dynamic
  4. 4(North American English, informal) angry or critical comments or behaviour See related entries: Anger
  5. Word Originlate 16th cent. (denoting the science of weight and its effects): via modern Latin from Greek statikē (tekhnē) ‘science of weighing’; the adjective from modern Latin staticus, from Greek statikos ‘causing to stand’, from the verb histanai. Sense 1 of the adjective dates from the mid 19th cent.
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