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stat·ic elec·tric·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. static electricitynoun

    electricity produced by friction


  1. static electricitynoun

    An electric charge that has built up on an insulated body, often due to friction.

  2. static electricitynoun

    The electric discharge from such a body.

  3. static electricitynoun



  1. Static electricity

    Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material. The charge remains until it is able to move away by means of an electric current or electrical discharge. Static electricity is named in contrast with current electricity, which flows through wires or other conductors and transmits energy. A static electric charge is created whenever two surfaces contact and separate, and at least one of the surfaces has a high resistance to electrical current. The effects of static electricity are familiar to most people because people can feel, hear, and even see the spark as the excess charge is neutralized when brought close to a large electrical conductor, or a region with an excess charge of the opposite polarity. The familiar phenomenon of a static shock–more specifically, an electrostatic discharge–is caused by the neutralization of charge.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Static Electricity

    The accumulation of an electric charge on a object

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Static Electricity

    Electricity at rest or not in the current form ordinarily speaking. The term is not very definite and at any rate only expresses a difference in degree, not in kind. The recognition of the difference in degree has now to a great extent also disappeared.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of static electricity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of static electricity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Translations for static electricity

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  • الكهرباء الساكنةArabic
  • statisk elektricitetDanish
  • statische ElektrizitätGerman
  • στατικός ηλεκτρισμόςGreek
  • electricidad estáticaSpanish
  • hankaussähkö, staattinen sähköFinnish
  • électricité statiqueFrench
  • statikus elektromosságHungarian
  • elettricità staticaItalian
  • 静電気Japanese
  • eletricidade estáticaPortuguese
  • electricitate statica, sarcină electricăRomanian
  • электростатический разряд, статическое электричествоRussian
  • స్థిర విద్యుత్తుTelugu
  • статична електрикаUkrainian

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