- 1Lacking in movement, action, or change, especially in an undesirable or uninteresting way: demand has grown in what was a fairly static market the whole ballet appeared too staticMore example sentences
- The land is scaped, first and foremost, through bodily movement, not through static enframement.
- A typical static movement would be pushing against a wall and holding it.
- I have been confident because a market isn't static.
- 1.1 Computing (Of a process or variable) not able to be changed during a set period, for example while a program is running.More example sentences
- First, we use objdump to retrieve all static variables, for this is where the encryption key and the encrypted shell text are stored.
- It sets up a static variable called addr data based on the number of different types of chips that this driver supports and the addresses at which these chips typically are present.
- The bounds checking patches for GCC can check local and static variables in C modules, which makes it much more powerful than a malloc debug library.
- 2 Physics Concerned with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium. Often contrasted with dynamic.More example sentences
- The body exerts forces normal to the direction of travel that result in a static friction force against which the rest of the body can be pushed or pulled.
- To get the upper surface sliding, a lateral force has to lift the teeth out of the grooves - that force is static friction.
- The average forces may be considered as static forces and are used for evaluation of the balance condition of the cutting structure.'
- 2.1Acting as weight but not moving.More example sentences
- In static weight, the reduction of every ounce of the wheels weight is equal to four ounces on the sprung part.
- To make sure, they reduced the static magnetic field, thereby displacing the resonant slice and, with it, the separation needed between tip and spin.
- The laser beam for Raman excitation was focused to a static diffraction limited spot in the center of the focal plane.
- 3(Of an electric charge) having gathered on or in an object that cannot conduct a current: the film is vulnerable to the collection of static chargesMore example sentences
- One possible explanation for the asymmetric conductance is the static charge distribution in the channel interior.
- However, be aware that poured beads are extremely light-weight and take a static electric charge very easily.
- Instead, it had an electrical feel to it, like a static charge.
- 4 Computing (Of a memory or store) not needing to be periodically refreshed by an applied voltage.More example sentences
- Method of emulating a dual-port memory device using an internally cached static random access memory architecture
- We wrote a Perl script to perform most of the conversion automatically, fixing a few details by hand and changing memory allocations from static to dynamic.
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- 1Crackling or hissing noises on a telephone, radio, or other telecommunication system: the phone was full of static that sounded distantMore example sentences
- Through the crackling static we hear a radio DJ speaking Taiwanese.
- Jonah opened his eyes and the voice in his mind instantly became a squeal of static that hissed and crackled.
- Recently he has become interested in EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena), detecting voices from the spirit world buried in radio static or white noise.
- 1.1 short for static electricity. she felt the tingle of static from the cat’s furMore example sentences
- Through the electrical static of a massive storm, he finds himself talking to a man who claims to be a firefighter and who appears to be awaiting the World Series of 1969.
- Her computer was on, humming the usual electric static that always seemed to bug her.
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- Nothing captures how statically we used to see the Internet as well as ‘information highway,’ an old phrase that embodies pure linearity and the smell of asphalt.
- Yet almost unnoticed, Scotland statically boast the most successful line out in the tournament with the highest percentage of wins on their own throw and most steals against the opposition.
- This result indicates that water molecules are not statically associated with the interface, but continuously exchange with the bulk solvent on a 1-10-ps time scale.
late 16th century (denoting the science of weight and its effects): via modern Latin from Greek statikē (tekhnē) 'science of weighing'; the adjective from modern Latin staticus, from Greek statikos 'causing to stand', from the verb histanai. Sense 1 of the adjective dates from the mid 19th century.