stationary point

noun

a point on a curve at which the tangent is either horizontal or vertical, such as a maximum, a minimum, or a point of inflection
astronomy a point in the apparent path of a planet when it reverses direction

Nearby words

  1. stationary,
  2. stationary engine,
  3. stationary engineer,
  4. stationary front,
  5. stationary orbit,
  6. stationary state,
  7. stationary wave,
  8. stationer,
  9. stationers' company,
  10. stationery

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