Examples of static electricity in a Sentence
In dry weather, static electricity can cause clothes to cling.
Recent Examples of static electricity from the Web
Buildings were burned after being struck by lightning from static electricity in the ash cloud, which reached the stratosphere.
Scientists have also sought to use the same effect behind everyday static electricity to power devices.
At 53, Klinsmann remains enthusiastic, fit, tan and blond, a rogue tuft of hair stubbornly rising from the top of his head as if pulled by an invisible cloud of static electricity.
The very dry air (dew points in the single digits) doesn’t help either, and there is sure to be lots of static electricity in the air tonight.
The cause of the explosion was never established but was thought to a spark from machinery or static electricity igniting a buildup of grain dust.
To make the series, Pindell marked random configurations of numbers, dots and arrows on sheets of clear acetate, affixed them to the screen using static electricity, and took photographs of the resulting overlay between televised image and drawing.
Cara also explains that while traditional dye typically creates frizz and flyaway hairs from static electricity, graphene doesn’t.
Say no to rubber: Shoes with rubber soles will let static electricity build and build on your body, as Martin Sevior, a physicist at the University of Melbourne, told ABC.
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STATIC ELECTRICITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of static electricity for English Language Learners
: electricity that collects on the surface of something and does not flow as a current and can cause a mild shock if you touch it
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