Definition of electrostatic in English:

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electrostatic

Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)ˈstatɪk/

adjective

Physics
Relating to stationary electric charges or fields as opposed to electric currents.
Example sentences
  • Electrostatic speakers are the just about the lowest distortion drivers that can be made.
  • The demonstration device shown above is an "electrostatic linear motor", that I built in January 2002.

Derivatives

electrostatically

adverb
Example sentences
  • Along the entire trajectory, ion movements occur in an electrostatically self-consistent manner, and even interactions with buried charged histidines produce the expected nonlinearity of the current-to-voltage curve.
  • We hypothesize that the reductions in mechanical stability are due to electrostatic interactions and demonstrate that the destabilization scales with an electrostatically induced tension.
  • The net positive charge of the transit sequence probably allows it to approach the negatively charged chloroplast envelope electrostatically.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from electro- + static, on the pattern of hydrostatic.

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