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 for static variable
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  static variable
  
      A kind of local variable in certain
     programming languages that retains its value even when
     program execution moves outside its scope.  This contrasts
     with an ordinary, automatic variable, which is reinitialised
     (possibly to an undefined value) every time the block is
     entered.
  
     Static variables have a fixed location in the data section of
     the program's address space whereas automatic variables are
     typically allocated on the stack.
  
     (2009-12-14)
  

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