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Static   /stˈætɪk/   Listen
Static

noun
1.
A crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference.  Synonyms: atmospheric static, atmospherics.
2.
Angry criticism.



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"Static" Quotes from Famous Books



... instant of his confession, though, Mr. Lobel bounded out of his chair, magically changing from a dumpy static figure of woe into the dynamo of energy and resourcefulness the glassed-in studios and the ...
— Sundry Accounts • Irvin S. Cobb

... idea it assumes a personality. The idea flows through the rhythm, permeates the words and throbs in their rise and fall. On the other hand, the mere idea of the above-quoted poem, stated in unrhythmic prose, would represent only a fact, inertly static, which would not bear repetition. But the emotional idea, incarnated in a rhythmic form, acquires the dynamic quality needed for those things which take part ...
— Creative Unity • Rabindranath Tagore

... the internal static conditions in reinforced concrete beams change to some extent with the intensity of the direct or normal stresses in the steel and concrete. In order to bring out his point, the speaker will trace, in ...
— Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design • Edward Godfrey

... work out," she assured him gravely. "It will have to work out somehow. Dick says all things work out. All is change. What is static is dead, and we're not dead, any ...
— The Little Lady of the Big House • Jack London

... and sticking up like a safety valve. On that were an arm, a dial, and a lens fixed in such a way as to read the dial. I could not see what else the rather complicated little apparatus consisted of, but inside, when Kennedy brought near it the pole of a static electric machine two delicate thin leaves of gold seemed to fly wide ...
— The War Terror • Arthur B. Reeve



Words linked to "Static" :   interference, radio noise, unchangeable, nonmoving, disturbance, noise, unfavorable judgment, unmoving, criticism



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