Astatic

Definition of Astatic

A`stat´ic
a.1.(Magnetism) Having little or no tendency to take a fixed or definite position or direction: thus, a suspended magnetic needle, when rendered astatic, loses its polarity, or tendency to point in a given direction.
Astatic pair
(Magnetism) a pair of magnetic needles so mounted as to be nearly or quite astatic, as in some galvanometers.

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changeable, changeful
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