1 Lacking in movement, action, or change, especially in an undesirable or uninteresting way: demand has grown in what was a fairly static market the whole ballet appeared too static
1.1 Computing (Of a process or variable) not able to be changed during a set period, for example while a program is running.
2 Physics Concerned with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium. Often contrasted with dynamic.
2.1 Acting as weight but not moving.
2.2 Relating to statics.
3 (Of an electric charge) having gathered on or in an object that cannot conduct a current: the film is vulnerable to the collection of static charges
4 Computing (Of a memory or store) not needing to be periodically refreshed by an applied voltage.
1 Crackling or hissing noises on a telephone, radio, or other telecommunication system: the phone was full of static that sounded distant
1.1 short for static electricity. she felt the tingle of static from the cat’s fur
1.2 North American informal Angry or critical talk or behaviour: the reception was going sour, breaking up into static
Late 16th century (denoting the science of weight and its effects): via modern Latin from Greek statikē (tekhnē) 'science of weighing'; the adjective from modern Latin staticus, from Greek statikos 'causing to stand', from the verb histanai. Sense 1 of the adjective dates from the mid 19th century.
There could be no standing pat. Drastic measures were required. Once the static
invaded Markon's speech he was doomed to a reboot. If robots can be afraid, then that was Markon's present state.
[As always, huge credit to Nate Piekos (Blambot) who creates fonts for us to use and who also thought up the static speech bubble.
[When a search for "static" showed 309 uses in WotD posts, I simply blew past the barrier. No stasis. Already in motion.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.