stat·​ics | \ ˈsta-tiks How to pronounce statics (audio) \

Definition of statics

: mechanics dealing with the relations of forces that produce equilibrium among material bodies

Examples of statics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sky Harbor's latest statics show its passenger traffic down 54.3% in September 2020 compared with September 2019, a decline that is not as severe as some other parts of the country. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "Winter visitors are still coming to Arizona, and they could be bringing COVID-19," 14 Nov. 2020 Italy's economy will shrink 8.3 percent in 2020 before rebounding in 2021, the country's official statics body has predicted. NBC News, "Upticks in COVID-19 cases come in some states as nation continues to reopen," 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of statics

circa 1643, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of statics was circa 1643

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“Statics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of statics

technical : the science that studies the relationship between forces that keep objects in balance

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