In information processing, fixed or predetermined. For example, a static memory buffer remains invariant in size throughout program execution. The opposite condition is dynamic, or ever-changing.
ETYM Greek, causing to stand, skilled in weighing, from histasthai to cause to stand: cf. French statique. Related to Stand, Stage.
1. Not active or moving; SYN. unchanging.
2. Showing little if any change; SYN. stable, unchanging.
A crackling or hissing noise cause by electrical interference; SYN. atmospherics, atmospheric static.
In communications, a crackling noise caused by electrical interference with a transmitted signal. See also noise (definition 2).