• IPA: /ˈstæt.ɪk/

static (not comparable)

  1. Unchanging; that cannot or does not change.
    Synonyms: stable
    Antonyms: dynamic
  2. Immobile; fixed in place; having no motion.
    Synonyms: stable, still
    Antonyms: dynamic, kinetic, mobile, moving
  3. (programming) Computed, created or allocated before the program starts running, and usually not changeable at runtime
    Antonyms: dynamic, nonstatic
  4. (object-oriented programming) Defined for the class itself, as opposed to instances of it; thus shared between all instances and accessible even without an instance.
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  • French: statique
  • Portuguese: estático
  • Russian: стати́ческий
  • Spanish: estático
  • French: statique
  • Portuguese: estático
  • Russian: стати́ческий
  • Spanish: estática


  1. (uncountable) Interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television.
    • 1976, Boating (volume 40, numbers 1-2, page 152)
      The FCC says it decided to attempt standardization of VHF receivers after getting "thousands of complaints" from disgruntled boatmen who found their sets brought in mostly a lot of garble and static.
  2. (by extension, uncountable) Interference or obstruction from people.
  3. (uncountable) Static electricity.
  4. (countable) A static caravan.
  5. (uncountable, slang) Verbal abuse.
    • 1998, Everlast, What It's Like:
      And then she heads for the clinic and she gets some static walkin' through the doors / They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner, and they call her a whore
  6. (countable, programming) A static variable.
    • 2000, Dov Bulka, ‎David Mayhew, Efficient C++: Performance Programming Techniques (page 149)
      Some compilers will allow statics to be inlined, but then incorrectly create multiple instances of the inlined variable at run-time.
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