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Modern Latin staticus, from Ancient Greek στατικός (statikós), from ἱστάναι (histánai, to cause to stand).

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static (not comparable)

  1. Unchanging; that cannot or does not change.
  2. Immobile; fixed in place; having no motion.
    • 2011 October 1, Tom Fordyce, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland”, BBC Sport:
      England were ponderous with ball in hand, their runners static when taking the ball and their lines obvious, while their front row struggled badly in the scrum.
  3. (programming) Occupying fixed memory, allocated when a program is loaded.

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static (uncountable)

  1. Interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television.
  2. (by extension) Interference or obstruction from people.
  3. Something that is not part of any perceived universe phenomena; having no motion; no particle; no wavelength.
  4. Static electricity.

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