One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to stationary electric charges or fields as opposed to electric currents.
- ‘The demonstration device shown above is an "electrostatic linear motor", that I built in January 2002.’
- ‘Electrostatic speakers are the just about the lowest distortion drivers that can be made.’
Mid 19th century: from electro- + static, on the pattern of hydrostatic.
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