Astaticism
Astaticism \A*stat"i*cism\, n. The state of being astatic. [1913 Webster]

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  • astaticism — See astatically. * * * …   Universalium

  • astaticism — astat·i·cism …   English syllables

  • astaticism — noun see astatic …   Useful english dictionary

  • astatic — astatically, adv. astaticism /ay stat euh siz euhm/, n. /ay stat ik/, adj. 1. unstable; unsteady. 2. Physics. having no tendency to take a definite position or direction. [1820 30; < Gk ástat(os) not steadfast, unstable (a A 6 + statós standing)… …   Universalium

  • astatic — /eɪˈstætɪk/ (say ay statik), /ə / (say uh ) adjective unstable; unsteady. {Greek astatos unstable + ic} –astatically, adverb –astaticism /eɪˈstætəsɪzəm/ (say ay statuhsizuhm), /ə / (say uh ), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • astatic — [ā stat′ik] adj. [ A 2 (not) + STATIC] 1. unstable; unsteady 2. Physics not taking a definite position or direction [an astatic needle on a galvanometer is not affected by the earth s magnetism] astatically adv. astaticism [ā stat′ə siz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

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