Definition of electrostatic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

electrostatic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ɪˌlektrəʊˈstætɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌlektroʊˈstætɪk//
 
(physics)
 
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used to talk about electric charges that are not moving, rather than electric currents Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from electro- + static, on the pattern of hydrostatic.
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