statics

[ stat-iks ]
/ ˈstæt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of mechanics that deals with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.

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Origin of statics

First recorded in 1650–60; see origin at static, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for statics

statics
/ (ˈstætɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that produce a state of equilibrium in a system of bodiesCompare dynamics (def. 1)
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Scientific definitions for statics

statics
[ stătĭks ]

The branch of physics that deals with physical systems in equilibrium, in which no bodies are in motion, and all forces are offset or counterbalanced by other forces.
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