a front between warm and cold air masses that is moving very slowly or not at all.
Stationary vs. StationeryStationary and stationery are just one letter off, but that seemingly small difference changes the meaning of these words entirely. These two terms share the Latin root statiōnārius, which derives from the word station meaning “a standing place.” Stationary with an a is the older of these two terms, and it means “fixed in one place and not moving,” like a stationary bicycle at the …
Origin of stationary front
First recorded in 1935–40
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Science definitions for stationary front
[ stā′shə-nĕr′ē ]
A transition zone between two nearly stationary air masses of different density. See more at front.
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