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



    BrE BrE//ˈstætɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstætɪk//
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  1. 1not moving, changing or developing The balance sheet provides a static picture of the financial position at a point in time. Prices on the stock market, which have been static, are now rising again. a static population level
  2. 2 (physics) (of a force) acting as a weight but not producing movement static pressure
  3. opposite dynamic
    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.Extra examples The population remained more or less static. Customers will not return to a website if the information is static. Sales were up 5% on last year, but pre-tax profits remained static.
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