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static

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Definition not moving or not changing

More commonly, static can also refer to electrical interference or to an electrical charge that is stationary in an object. More rarely, it can also refer to "complaints or interference".
  • He was raised in a static village community where most people farmed in the same manner as their grandparents.
static = not changing
  • 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.
  • 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
  • static = not moving or not changing
  • It seemed so from the pattern of their deployments, which had remained static and defensive.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • static = not moving or not changing
  • Mark tried to say that no village, no culture, can remain static.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • static = not changing
  • 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
  • static = not moving or not changing
  • 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
  • static = not moving or not changing
  • The situation is fairly static.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • static = not moving or not changing
  • ...what could emergency technicians do, people trained to leap on chests and pound at static hearts?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
static = not moving (not pumping or beating)

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