Etymology
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astatic (adj.)

"unsteady, unstable, taking no fixed position," 1827, with -ic + Greek astatos "unstable, not steadfast," from a- "not, without" (see a- (3)) + statos "placed, standing" (from PIE root *sta- "to stand, make or be firm"). Related: Astatically.

updated on September 27, 2022

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