[ ey-stat-ik ]
/ eɪˈstæt ɪk /
Physics. having no tendency to take a definite position or direction.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for astatically
/ (æˈstætɪk, eɪ-) /
not static; unstable
- 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
Derived forms of astaticastatically, adverbastaticism, noun
Word Origin for astatic
C19: from Greek astatos unsteady; see a- 1, static
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Medical definitions for astatically
[ ə-stăt′ĭk ]
Relating to astasia.
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