stat·​ics ˈsta-tiks How to pronounce statics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: mechanics dealing with the relations of forces that produce equilibrium among material bodies

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1643, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of statics was circa 1643

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Cite this Entry

“Statics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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