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

adjective Electricity.

of or relating to static electricity.

Nearby words

electroscope, electrosensitive, electroshock, electroshock therapy, electrosmosis, electrostatic, electrostatic field, electrostatic force, electrostatic generator, electrostatic induction, electrostatic lens

Origin of electrostatic

First recorded in 1865–70; electro- + static
Related formse·lec·tro·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for electrostatic


/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈstætɪk) /


of, concerned with, producing, or caused by static electricity
concerned with electrostatics
Derived Formselectrostatically, adverb
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Science 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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