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static
as in:  in a static state


He was raised in a static village community where most people farmed in the same manner as their grandparents.
  not moving or not changing
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Notes:
Static things are often contrasted to dynamic things.
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  • He was raised in a static village community where most people farmed in the same manner as their grandparents.
  • The web site is pretty static. Once you’ve seen it, there’s not much reason to return.
  • He is studying ways to reduce the static heard on the cell phone when the signal is weak.
  • They decided to switch their website from exclusive use of static art to permit use of dynamic images.

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  • The static effect of tax changes is easily estimated, but the dynamic effects are problematic.
  • Because it’s not love to be static like the desert, nor is it love to roam the world like the wind.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • Mark tried to say that no village, no culture, can remain static.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • For the next two hours, I immersed myself in Heidi’s books, more grateful than ever for the dependability and static nature of numbers and calculations.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • It seemed so from the pattern of their deployments, which had remained static and defensive.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • ...what could emergency technicians do, people trained to leap on chests and pound at static hearts?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise

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  • For all of our talk of expansion and pioneering spirit these past five centuries, we all know how stultified and static our human universe has become.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The situation is fairly static.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
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Associated words [difficulty]:   static [1]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Engineering, Business, Science
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