standing still; not moving.
having a fixed position; not movable.
established in one place; not itinerant or migratory.
remaining in the same condition or state; not changing: The market price has remained stationary for a week.
noun, plural sta·tion·ar·ies.
a person or thing that is stationary.
Origin of stationary
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Related Words for unstationaryroving, portable, liquid, itinerant, fluid, free, migrant, peripatetic, ambulatory, wandering, locomotive, motile, mobile, adaptable, changeable, loose, migratory, motorized, moving, mutable
not moving; standing still
not able to be moved
showing no changethe doctors said his condition was stationary
tending to remain in one place
Word Origin for stationary
C15: from Latin statiōnārius, from statiō station
Avoid confusion with stationery
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late 14c., in relation to planetary motions, from Latin stationarius, in classical Latin, "of a military station," from statio (see station).
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