static electricity

static electricity
noun Date: circa 1844 electricity that consists of isolated motionless charges (as those produced by friction)

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  • static electricity — Electricity E lec*tric i*ty ([=e] l[e^]k*tr[i^]s [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Electricities} ([=e] l[e^]k*tr[i^]s [i^]*t[i^]z). [Cf. F. [ e]lectricit[ e]. See {Electric}.] 1. (Physics) a property of certain of the fundamental particles of which matter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Static electricity — Static Stat ic (st[a^]t [i^]k), Statical Stat ic*al ( [i^]*kal), a. [Gr. statiko s causing to stand, skilled in weighing, fr. ista nai to cause to stand: cf. F. statique. See {Stand}, and cf. {Stage}.] 1. Resting; acting by mere weight without… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Static electricity — For the science of static charges see Electrostatics Static electricity refers to the accumulation of excess electric charge in a region with poor electrical conductivity (an insulator), such that the charge accumulation persists. The effects of… …   Wikipedia

  • static electricity — Franklinic Frank*lin ic, a. Of or pertaining to Benjamin Franklin. [1913 Webster] {Franklinic electricity}, electricity produced by friction; called also {static electricity}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • static electricity — /ˌstætɪk ɛlɛkˈtrɪsəti/ (say .statik elek trisuhtee) noun 1. electricity at rest, as that produced by friction: *a few tonnes of feed were destroyed in the blaze, which was thought to have been caused by a build up of static electricity. –aap news …  

  • static electricity — statinė elektra statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. static electricity vok. statische Elektrizität, f rus. статическое электричество, n pranc. électricité statique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • static electricity — static elec tricity n [U] electricity that is not flowing in a current, but collects on the surface of an object and gives you a small ↑electric shock …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • static electricity — static elec tricity noun uncount electricity that does not flow in a current but is found in certain objects when they rub together and can give an electric shock …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • static electricity — electricity which is created in a body that is not in motion; electrical charge that is created by factors such as dryness in the air …   English contemporary dictionary

  • static electricity — Electricity generated by friction between two objects. It will remain in one object until discharged …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • static electricity — noun electricity produced by friction • Hypernyms: ↑electricity …   Useful english dictionary

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