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static

adjective uk   /ˈstæt.ɪk/ us    /ˈstæt̬-/
staying in one place without moving, or not changing for a long time: Oil prices have remained static for the last few months.

static

noun [U] uk   /ˈstæt.ɪk/ us    /ˈstæt̬-/
noise on a radio or television caused by electricity in the air: There's so much static on this radio I can't hear what they're saying. ( also static electricity) an electrical charge that collects on the surface of objects made from some types of material when they are rubbed
Translations of “static”
in Spanish estático…
in French statique…
in German statisch…
in Chinese (Traditional) 靜止的, 停滯的, 不變的…
in Russian неподвижный, неизменный…
in Turkish durgun, durağan, hareketsiz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 静止的, 停滞的, 不变的…
in Polish nieruchomy, bez zmian…
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