noun (used with a singular verb)
- static reflex,
- static tube,
- static water,
- station agent,
- station break,
- station house
Origin of statics
adjective Also stat·i·cal.
- static or atmospheric electricity.
- interference due to such electricity.
Origin of static
Examples from the Web for statics
Numerous problems in statics and mechanics were solved by a felicitous audacity and with a great economy of effort.The Insect|Jules Michelet
Compare, let us say, the contrast between "statics and dynamics" with that between "historical and cross-section" study.
We follow also the traditional practice of dealing first with statics and then with kinetics.
The phenomena of statics and dynamics are different phenomena.
An extension of statics, however, can in considerable degree take account of them.
adjective Also: statical
Word Origin for static
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.
"random radio noise," 1912, from static (adj.). Figurative sense of "aggravation, criticism" is attested from 1926.