stationary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin stationarius, from statio, ultimately from stō (to stand).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsteɪʃ(ə)n(ə)ɹi/
  • (US) enPR: stāʹshə-nĕr'ē, IPA(key): /ˈsteɪʃəˌnɛɹi/
  • Homophone: stationery
  • Hyphenation: sta‧tion‧ary

Adjective[edit]

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stationary (not comparable)

  1. Not moving.
    The train remained stationary for a few moments, before lurching forward along the track.
  2. incapable of being moved
  3. unchanging

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Noun[edit]

stationary (plural stationaries)

  1. One who, or that which, is stationary, such as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
  2. Misspelling of stationery.

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