- standing still; not moving.
- having a fixed position; not movable.
- established in one place; not itinerant or migratory.
- remaining in the same condition or state; not changing: The market price has remained stationary for a week.
- a person or thing that is stationary.
Origin of stationary
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- not moving; standing still
- not able to be moved
- showing no changethe doctors said his condition was stationary
- tending to remain in one place
C15: from Latin statiōnārius, from statiō station
Avoid confusion with stationery
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Word Origin and History for unstationary
late 14c., in relation to planetary motions, from Latin stationarius, in classical Latin, "of a military station," from statio (see station).
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