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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsteɪʃ(ə)n(ə)ɹi/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (US) enPR: stāʹshə-nĕr'ē, IPA(key): /ˈsteɪʃəˌnɛɹi/
- Homophone: stationery
- Hyphenation: sta‧tion‧ary
stationary (not comparable)
- Not moving.
- The train remained stationary for a few moments, before lurching forward along the track.
- incapable of being moved
- (not moving): fixed, immobile, motionless, still, stock-still, unmoving
- (incapable of being moved): immobile, unmoveable
- (unchanging): changeless, constant, immutable, unchanging
- (not moving): in motion, moving, on the move
- (incapable of being moved): mobile, moveable
- (unchanging): changing, mutable, variable
incapable of being moved
stationary (plural stationaries)
- (obsolete, rare) One who, or that which, is stationary, such as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.
- 1601, C[aius] Plinius Secundus [i.e., Pliny the Elder], “[Book II.]”, in Philemon Holland, transl., The Historie of the VVorld. Commonly Called, The Natvrall Historie of C. Plinivs Secvndus. […], (please specify |tome=1 or 2), London: […] Adam Islip, published 1635, OCLC 1180792622:
- As also, that then they [the planets] are Stationaries in their houses which be in the middle points of the latitudes, which they cal eclipticks.
- Misspelling of .