elec·​tro·​stat·​ics | \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈsta-tiks \

Definition of electrostatics

: physics that deals with phenomena due to attractions or repulsions of electric charges but not dependent upon their motion

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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elec·​tro·​stat·​ics | \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈstat-iks \

Medical Definition of electrostatics

: physics that deals with phenomena due to attractions or repulsions of electric charges but not dependent upon their motion

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