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stat·ics / ˈstatiks/ • pl. n. 1. [usu. treated as sing.] the branch of mechanics concerned with bodies at rest and forces in equilibrium. Compare with dynamics (sense 1). 2. another term for static.

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statics Branch of mechanics that deals with the action of forces on objects at rest. Its topics include: finding the resultant (net) of two or more forces, centres of gravity, moments, and stresses and strains. See also dynamics

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statics See STATIC CORRECTION.