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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
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One solid stationary point in the looseness of this gentleman's character was, that he respected and admired his sister Amy.Little Dorrit|Charles Dickens
Both of them make religion a stationary point, and not a motive of principle, forever progressing to perfection.A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed.|Benjamin Waterhouse