[ stey-shuh-ner-ee ]
/ ˈsteɪ ʃəˌnɛr i /
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.
noun, plural sta·tion·ar·ies.
a person or thing that is stationary.
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Origin of stationary
OTHER WORDS FROM stationarynon·sta·tion·ar·y, adjective, noun, plural non·sta·tion·ar·ies.qua·si-sta·tion·ar·y, adjectiveun·sta·tion·ar·y, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH stationarystationary stationery
Words nearby stationary
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi-stationary
/ (ˈsteɪʃənərɪ) /
not moving; standing still
not able to be moved
showing no changethe doctors said his condition was stationary
tending to remain in one place
Derived forms of stationarystationarily, adverbstationariness, noun
Word Origin for stationary
C15: from Latin statiōnārius, from statiō station
Avoid confusion with stationery
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