Definition of astatic in English:

astatic

adjective

Physics
  • (of a system or instrument) consisting of or employing a combination of magnets suspended in a uniform magnetic field on a single wire or thread in such a way that no torque is present (e.g., to minimize the effect of the earth's magnetic field)

    • ‘Sensitivity is enhanced by use of multiple-spring astatic systems, which are more vulnerable than single springs to breakage or simple tangling.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Greek astatos ‘unstable’ + -ic.

Pronunciation

astatic

/āˈstadik//eɪˈstædɪk/