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Static, interference in a radio or television signal caused by disturbance in the electrical charge of the receiver. The motion of charged dust particles or drops of water can result in static. More serious static may occur in the event of such natural disasters as earthquakes, volcanoes, and tornadoes.

See also: Frequency modulation.

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