stationery

[ stey-shuh-ner-ee ]
/ ˈsteɪ ʃəˌnɛr i /

noun

writing paper.
writing materials, as pens, pencils, paper, and envelopes.

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Origin of stationery

First recorded in 1670–80; stationer + -y3

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH stationery

stationary, stationery
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British Dictionary definitions for stationery

stationery
/ (ˈsteɪʃənərɪ) /

noun

any writing materials, such as paper, envelopes, pens, ink, rulers, etc

undefined stationery

Avoid confusion with stationary
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