static

[stat-ik]

adjective Also stat·i·cal.

noun

Electricity.
  1. static or atmospheric electricity.
  2. interference due to such electricity.
Informal. difficulty; trouble: Will your dad give you any static on using the car?

Origin of static

1560–70; < New Latin staticus < Greek statikós, equivalent to sta- (stem of histánai to make stand) + -tikos -tic
Related formsstat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·stat·ic, adjectiveun·stat·ic, adjectiveun·stat·i·cal, adjectiveun·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for non-static

static

adjective Also: statical

not active or moving; stationary
(of a weight, force, or pressure) acting but causing no movement
of or concerned with forces that do not produce movementCompare dynamic (def. 1)
relating to or causing stationary electric charges; electrostatic
of or relating to interference in the reception of radio or television transmissions
of or concerned with statics
sociol characteristic of or relating to a society that has reached a state of equilibrium so that no changes are taking place
computing (of a memory) not needing its contents refreshed periodicallyCompare dynamic (def. 5)

noun

random hissing or crackling or a speckled picture caused by the interference of electrical disturbances in the reception of radio or television transmissions
electric sparks or crackling produced by friction
See also statics
Derived Formsstatically, adverb

Word Origin for static

C16: from New Latin staticus, from Greek statikos causing to stand, from histanai to stand, put on the scales
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Word Origin and History for non-static

static

adj.

1640s (earlier statical, 1560s), "pertaining to the science of weight and its mechanical effects," from Modern Latin statica, from Greek statikos "causing to stand, skilled in weighing," from stem of histanai "to make to stand, set; to place in the balance, weigh," from PIE root *sta- "stand" (see stet). The sense of "having to do with bodies at rest or with forces that balance each other" is first recorded 1802. Applied to frictional electricity from 1839.

static

n.

"random radio noise," 1912, from static (adj.). Figurative sense of "aggravation, criticism" is attested from 1926.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

non-static in Science

static

[stătĭk]

Adjective

Having no motion; being at rest. Compare dynamic.
Relating to or producing static electricity.

Noun

Distortion or interruption of a broadcast signal, such as crackling or noise in a receiver or specks on a television screen, often produced when background electromagnetic radiation in the atmosphere disturbs signal reception or when there are loose connections in the transmission or reception circuits.
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