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Static may refer to:


In science[edit]


  • Static electricity, a net charge of an object
  • Static pressure, a concept in aircraft instrumentation and fluid dynamics
    • Static port, a proprietary sensor used on aircraft to measure static pressure
  • Static spacetime, a spacetime having a global, non-vanishing, timelike Killing vector field which is irrotational
  • Statics, a branch of physics concerned with physical systems in equilibrium
  • Static noise or white noise, a random signal with a flat power spectral density
    • Static video or noise (video), the random black-and-white image produced by televisions attempting to display a weak or incoherent signal

Computer science[edit]

The following terms might be known as "static" in context of their subject:

  • Static build, a compiled version of a program which has been statically linked against libraries
  • Static code analysis, 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 logic, digital logic which does not use a clock signal
    • Static core, a CPU entirely implemented in static logic
  • Static library, or statically-linked library, a set of routines, external functions and variables which are resolved in a caller at compile-time and copied into a target application by a compiler, linker, or binder, producing an object file and a stand-alone executable
  • Static memory allocation (versus dynamic), carried out at compile time rather than run time
  • Static method, a method of a class that does not need an explicit object reference
  • Static networking: Some network resources and terms may be "static", meaning that they do not change automatically (and are configured manually). These include:
    • Static IP address, an address configured on a device which is configured manually (therefore the address is not likely to change frequently)
    • Static route, a network route specified by local configuration, rather than being automatically determined by protocols that automatically assign routes
  • Static random-access memory, a type of semiconductor memory which retains its contents as long as power is applied
  • Static type checking, 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, variables that are common to all objects
  • Static web design, which offers a layout that cannot adapt to viewer needs

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