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"static" in British English

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staticadjective

uk   /ˈstæt.ɪk/  us   /ˈstæt̬-/

staticnoun [U]

uk   /ˈstæt.ɪk/  us   /ˈstæt̬-/
noise on a ​radio or ​televisioncaused 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 ​electricalcharge that ​collects on the ​surface of ​objects made from some ​types of ​material when they are ​rubbed
(Definition of static from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"static" in American English

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staticadjective

 us   /ˈstæt̬·ɪk/
staying in one ​place without ​moving, or not ​changing for a ​longtime: Oil ​pricesremained static ​worldwide.
(Definition of static from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"static" in Business English

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staticadjective

uk   us   /ˈstætɪk/
not ​moving or ​changing: stay/remain static Houseprices remained static in July. In the last ​year we had static ​marketconditions. Sales were static at £20m last ​year.
(Definition of static from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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