One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
unchanged, fixed, stable, steady, unchanging, changeless, unvarying, invariable, constant, consistent, uniform, undeviatingView synonyms
- ‘This makes sense, Accomando says, because market rents are relatively static, fixed by the competition in the marketplace.’
- ‘Cooling housing market and stable economy mean static interest rates.’
- ‘‘Traditional’ art is not something that was ever static and unchanging.’
- ‘It consists of static shots of cities sped up and gradually sped up further until near the end of the sequence it is difficult to work out what you are seeing.’
- ‘Such a situation is never static, because change keeps taking place all the time, and it is back to outlandish styles once again.’
- ‘The land is scaped, first and foremost, through bodily movement, not through static enframement.’
- ‘Language is not static, it changes with time and the times.’
- ‘This type of simplistic abstract stratification of the world economy and power subordinates the dynamic of class relations to a static distribution of market shares.’
- ‘The future of Haworth Riding for the Disabled was secured yesterday when councillors passed plans to allow a static caravan on the stable's site.’
- ‘But since global markets are not static and needs and priorities always shift with time, trade diversification is a foregone necessity for any economy.’
- ‘In the end I think the transition won't be one from modern to postmodern but from relatively static to near constant cultural change.’
- ‘So we have a relatively static market and customers are spoilt for choice.’
- ‘It featured photo-realistic environments portrayed using static viewpoints and slideshow-style movements.’
- ‘He goes on to explain that while the Irish milk market has remained relatively static in recent years, consumers' needs and wants for milk have changed quite dramatically.’
- ‘A typical static movement would be pushing against a wall and holding it.’
- ‘I have been confident because a market isn't static.’
- ‘But - as I know from my own experience at the moment - the housing market in London is almost static.’
- ‘Too many marketing plans fail because they make assumptions about a static market, when in fact they are dynamic with a changing composition of segments and of firms who supply to those segments.’
- ‘The convergence of a static camera and movement in depth also provides the film with one of its stranger allusions, and certainly its most unexpected lesson.’
- ‘The ground-floor open area is casual and spacious - ideal for families - with its static umbrellas and fixed seating.’
- 1.1Computing (of a process or variable) not able to be changed during a set period, for example while a program is running.
- ‘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.’
- ‘This creates a static variable of the type struct file system type called pcihpfs fs type and initializes some of the structure's fields.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Public interfaces are documented in separate header files, and private functions are static so they remain in file scope.’
Concerned with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.Often contrasted with dynamic
- ‘To get the upper surface sliding, a lateral force has to lift the teeth out of the grooves - that force is static friction.’
- ‘Additionally, the static measurements lack the viscous component of the force value, which is present in dynamic measurements.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The average forces may be considered as static forces and are used for evaluation of the balance condition of the cutting structure.'’
- 2.1 Acting as weight but not moving.
- ‘To make sure, they reduced the static magnetic field, thereby displacing the resonant slice and, with it, the separation needed between tip and spin.’
- ‘An rf coil is positioned to optimize its interaction with the static magnetic field.’
- ‘In static weight, the reduction of every ounce of the wheels weight is equal to four ounces on the sprung part.’
- ‘The laser beam for Raman excitation was focused to a static diffraction limited spot in the center of the focal plane.’
- 2.2 Relating to statics.
3(of an electric charge) having gathered on or in an object that cannot conduct a current.
- ‘One of the limiting features of this study was that it was conducted in a static situation with the subject sitting in a chair waiting for a test sign to be exposed for a finite time.’
- ‘First, acid etching of the electrode surfaces produces tiny cavities and craters that greatly expand the surface area across which a static charge can be held.’
- ‘Instead, it had an electrical feel to it, like a static charge.’
- ‘However, be aware that poured beads are extremely light-weight and take a static electric charge very easily.’
- ‘One possible explanation for the asymmetric conductance is the static charge distribution in the channel interior.’
- ‘These electrons are then accelerated by a static electric field towards a fluorescent screen.’
(of a memory or store) not needing to be periodically refreshed by an applied voltage.
- ‘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.’
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.
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