See also: -static
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Modern Latin staticus, from Ancient Greek στατικός (statikós), from ἵστημι (hístēmi, to make stand).


  • IPA(key): /ˈstæt.ɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ætɪk


static (not comparable)

  1. Unchanging; that cannot or does not change.
    Synonym: stable
    Antonym: dynamic
  2. making no progress; stalled, no movement or advancement.
  3. Immobile; fixed in place; having no motion.
    Synonyms: stable, still
    Antonyms: dynamic, kinetic, mobile, moving
    • 2011 October 1, Tom Fordyce, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      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.
  4. (programming) Computed, created or allocated before the program starts running, and usually not changeable at runtime
    Antonyms: dynamic, nonstatic
  5. (object-oriented programming) Defined for the class itself, as opposed to instances of it; thus shared between all instances and accessible even without an instance.

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static (countable and uncountable, plural statics)

  1. (uncountable) Interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television.
    • 1976, Boating (volume 40, numbers 1-2, page 152)
      The FCC says it decided to attempt standardization of VHF receivers after getting "thousands of complaints" from disgruntled boatmen who found their sets brought in mostly a lot of garble and static.
  2. (by extension, uncountable) Interference or obstruction from people.
  3. (uncountable) Static electricity.
  4. (countable) A static caravan.
  5. (uncountable, slang) Verbal abuse.
    • 1984, Daniel Petrie Jr., Beverly Hills Cop, Paramount Pictures, spoken by Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy):
      You want to start some static?
    • 1998, “What It's Like”, performed by Everlast:
      And then she heads for the clinic and she gets some static walkin' through the doors / They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner, and they call her a whore
  6. (countable, programming) A static variable.
    • 2000, Dov Bulka, David Mayhew, Efficient C++: Performance Programming Techniques (page 149)
      Some compilers will allow statics to be inlined, but then incorrectly create multiple instances of the inlined variable at run-time.

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From French statique.


static m or n (feminine singular statică, masculine plural statici, feminine and neuter plural statice)

  1. static