Meaning of “static (electricity)” in the English Dictionary


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static (electricity)noun [ U ]

us /ˈstæt̬·ɪk (ɪˌlekˈtrɪs·ɪ·t̬i)/

an electrical charge that collects esp. on the surfaces of some objects:

There’s a lot of static in here – I keep getting shocks when I touch things.

Static is also noise that interrupts radio or television signals.

(Definition of “static (electricity)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)