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adjective Electricity.
  1. of or relating to static electricity.
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Origin of electrostatic

First recorded in 1865–70; electro- + static
Related formse·lec·tro·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for electrostatic


  1. of, concerned with, producing, or caused by static electricity
  2. concerned with electrostatics
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Derived Formselectrostatically, adverb
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electrostatic in Science


  1. Relating to or caused by electric charges that are not in motion. Compare electrodynamic.
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