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 wave
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for stationary wave
another name for standing wave
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Science definitions for stationary wave
See standing wave.
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