The obelisk in the square of St. Peter's at Rome is erected in a way which offends against all the principles of statics.
This science, like mechanics and biology, has its statics and its dynamics.
statics and dynamics are concerned with fundamentally different phenomena.
He is working with the statics of the problem of money and credit.
Formerly the latter alone was called dynamics, and to this, in conjunction with statics, the general name mechanics was given.
By this simple experiment was laid the foundation of the science of statics.
They saw only the statics of territories; they had no conception of the dynamics of nations.
The statics of society is the study of the conditions of existence and permanence of the social state.
The phenomena of statics and dynamics are different phenomena.
What indeed is self-evident in this, reason confirms, and daily experience in statics manifests.
1640s (earlier statical, 1560s), "pertaining to the science of weight and its mechanical effects," from Modern Latin statica, from Greek statikos "causing to stand, skilled in weighing," from stem of histanai "to make to stand, set; to place in the balance, weigh," from PIE root *sta- "stand" (see stet). The sense of "having to do with bodies at rest or with forces that balance each other" is first recorded 1802. Applied to frictional electricity from 1839.
"random radio noise," 1912, from static (adj.). Figurative sense of "aggravation, criticism" is attested from 1926.
The branch of physics that deals with physical systems in equilibrium, in which no bodies are in motion, and all forces are offset or counterbalanced by other forces.
Noun Distortion or interruption of a broadcast signal, such as crackling or noise in a receiver or specks on a television screen, often produced when background electromagnetic radiation in the atmosphere disturbs signal reception or when there are loose connections in the transmission or reception circuits.
Complaints, back talk, trivial objections, etc: Here's the policy, and let's not have any static about it
[1953+; fr the atmospheric interference that makes unwanted noise in radio transmissions]