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Origin of astatic
OTHER WORDS FROM astatica·stat·i·cal·ly, adverba·stat·i·cism [ey-stat-uh-siz-uh m] /eɪˈstæt əˌsɪz əm/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for astatic
If two magnetic needles of equal size and Astatic galvanometers.
Astatic, a-stat′ik, adj. having a tendency not to stand still: losing polarity, as a magnetic needle.
An astatic needle is a combination of magnetised needles with their poles turned opposite ways.Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare|C. W. Sleeman
There is much worry and misery in the world because so many are astatic, like a compass that has lost its loadstone.Evening Round Up|William Crosbie Hunter
An astatic magnetic system placed beside the disc underwent deviations.
British Dictionary definitions for astatic
- having no tendency to assume any particular position or orientation
- (of a galvanometer) having two mutually compensating magnets arranged so that the instrument is independent of the earth's magnetic field