Statical electricity
Static Stat"ic (st[a^]t"[i^]k), Statical Stat"ic*al (-[i^]*kal), a. [Gr. statiko`s causing to stand, skilled in weighing, fr. 'ista`nai to cause to stand: cf. F. statique. See {Stand}, and cf. {Stage}.] 1. Resting; acting by mere weight without motion; as, statical pressure; static objects. [1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to bodies at rest or in equilibrium. [1913 Webster]

{Static electricity}, {Statical electricity}. See the Note under {Electricity}, 1.

{Statical moment}. See under {Moment}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Statical — Static Stat ic (st[a^]t [i^]k), Statical Stat ic*al ( [i^]*kal), a. [Gr. statiko s causing to stand, skilled in weighing, fr. ista nai to cause to stand: cf. F. statique. See {Stand}, and cf. {Stage}.] 1. Resting; acting by mere weight without… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Statical moment — Static Stat ic (st[a^]t [i^]k), Statical Stat ic*al ( [i^]*kal), a. [Gr. statiko s causing to stand, skilled in weighing, fr. ista nai to cause to stand: cf. F. statique. See {Stand}, and cf. {Stage}.] 1. Resting; acting by mere weight without… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Dynamical electricity — Electricity E lec*tric i*ty ([=e] l[e^]k*tr[i^]s [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Electricities} ([=e] l[e^]k*tr[i^]s [i^]*t[i^]z). [Cf. F. [ e]lectricit[ e]. See {Electric}.] 1. (Physics) a property of certain of the fundamental particles of which matter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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