[ ih-lek-truh-stat-ik ]
/ ɪˌlɛk trəˈstæt ɪk /
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adjective Electricity.

of or relating to static electricity.



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Origin of electrostatic

First recorded in 1865–70; electro- + static

OTHER WORDS FROM electrostatic

e·lec·tro·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for electrostatic

/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈstætɪk) /


of, concerned with, producing, or caused by static electricity
concerned with electrostatics

Derived forms of electrostatic

electrostatically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for electrostatic

[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-stătĭk ]

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