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Meaning of STATIONARY

Pronunciation:  'steyshu`neree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not capable of being moved; "stationary machinery"
  2. [adj]  standing still; "the car remained stationary with the engine running"
 

STATIONARY is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: fixed, nonmoving, unmoving
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sta"tion*a*ry\, a. [L. stationarius: cf. F.
    stationnaire. Cf. {Stationer}.]
    1. Not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed.
    
             Charles Wesley, who is a more stationary man, does
             not believe the story.                --Southey.
    
    2. Not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser,
       greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary.
    
    3. Appearing to be at rest, because moving in the line of
       vision; not progressive or retrograde, as a planet.
    
    {Stationary air} (Physiol.), the air which under ordinary
       circumstances does not leave the lungs in respiration.
    
    {Stationary engine}.
       (a) A steam engine thet is permanently placed, in
           distinction from a portable engine, locomotive, marine
           engine, etc. Specifically:
       (b) A factory engine, in distinction from a blowing,
           pumping, or other kind of engine which is also
           permanently placed.
    
    
  2. \Sta"tion*a*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries}.
    One who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when
    apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.
    --Holland.
    
    
 

 

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