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
- ‘Language is not static, it changes with time and the times.’
- ‘The land is scaped, first and foremost, through bodily movement, not through static enframement.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘So we have a relatively static market and customers are spoilt for choice.’
- ‘But since global markets are not static and needs and priorities always shift with time, trade diversification is a foregone necessity for any economy.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘‘Traditional’ art is not something that was ever static and unchanging.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In the end I think the transition won't be one from modern to postmodern but from relatively static to near constant cultural change.’
- ‘It featured photo-realistic environments portrayed using static viewpoints and slideshow-style movements.’
- ‘This makes sense, Accomando says, because market rents are relatively static, fixed by the competition in the marketplace.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Such a situation is never static, because change keeps taking place all the time, and it is back to outlandish styles once again.’
- ‘Cooling housing market and stable economy mean static interest rates.’
- ‘A typical static movement would be pushing against a wall and holding it.’
- ‘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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘First, we use objdump to retrieve all static variables, for this is where the encryption key and the encrypted shell text are stored.’
- ‘Public interfaces are documented in separate header files, and private functions are static so they remain in file scope.’
- ‘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.’
Concerned with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.Often contrasted with dynamic
- ‘Additionally, the static measurements lack the viscous component of the force value, which is present in dynamic measurements.’
- ‘To get the upper surface sliding, a lateral force has to lift the teeth out of the grooves - that force is static friction.’
- ‘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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘To make sure, they reduced the static magnetic field, thereby displacing the resonant slice and, with it, the separation needed between tip and spin.’
- 2.2 Relating to statics.
3(of an electric charge) having gathered on or in an object that cannot conduct a current.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘These electrons are then accelerated by a static electric field towards a fluorescent screen.’
- ‘One possible explanation for the asymmetric conductance is the static charge distribution in the channel interior.’
- ‘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.’
(of a memory or store) not needing to be periodically refreshed by an applied voltage.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Method of emulating a dual-port memory device using an internally cached static random access memory architecture’
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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