AskDefine | Define static

Dictionary Definition

static adj
1 not active or moving; "a static village community and a completely undynamic type of agriculture"; "static feudal societies" [syn: unchanging]
2 not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest" [syn: inactive, motionless, still]
3 concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity; "an electrostatic generator produces high-voltage static electricity" [syn: electrostatic]
4 showing little if any change; "a static population" [syn: stable, unchanging]


1 a crackling or hissing noise cause by electrical interference [syn: atmospherics, atmospheric static]
2 angry criticism; "they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Not able to change.
  2. Fixed in place.
  3. Occupying memory allocated when a program is loaded.
  4. Having no motion.


  1. Interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television.
  2. In the context of "by extension": Interference or obstruction from people.
  3. Something that is not part of any perceived universe phenomena; having no motion; no particle; no wavelength.



Extensive Definition

Static has several meanings:

In computer science

  • Static code analysis is a set of methods for analyzing code without running it
  • Static linking, where identifiers are associated with data or sections of code during linking not run-time
  • Static IP address, an address configured on a device which does not change.
  • Static logic, digital logic which does not use a clock signal
  • Static method, a method of a class that does not need an explicit object reference
  • Static random access memory, a type of semiconductor memory which retains its contents as long as power is applied
  • Static typing, where type checking is applied at compile-time not run-time
  • Static variables may be constants, local function variables, or class variables depending on the context,varialbles that are common to all objects.

In Popular culture and the arts

static in German: Statik
static in Spanish: Estática
static in French: Statique
static in Turkish: Statik

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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