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



BrE BrE//ɪˌlektrəʊˈstætɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌlektroʊˈstætɪk//
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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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: electrostatic