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1lacking in movement, action, or change, especially in a way viewed as undesirable or uninteresting:demand has grown in what was a fairly static market the whole ballet appeared too static Computing (of a process or variable) not able to be changed during a set period, for example, while a program is running. 2 Physics concerned with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium. Often contrasted with dynamic. (of an electric charge) having gathered on or in an object that cannot conduct a current. acting as weight but not moving. 3 Computing (of a memory or store) not needing to be periodically refreshed by an applied voltage.
crackling or hissing noises on a telephone, radio, or other telecommunications system. North American informal angry or critical talk or behavior:the reception was going sour, breaking up into static