Definitions for "Static method"
Keywords:  invoked, instance, belongs, ned, cim
a characteristic of a class, not of the objects it has created
a method belonging to a class that is not associated with an object instance
a method that belongs to the class rather than any object of the class and doesn't apply to an object or even require that any objects of the class have been instantiated
a function or a procedure that does not have an implicit SELF parameter