AskDefine | Define stationary

Dictionary Definition

stationary adj
1 standing still; "the car remained stationary with the engine running"
2 not capable of being moved; "stationary machinery"

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English

Pronunciation

  • italbrac UK: /ˈsteɪʃənəri/, /"steIS@n@ri/
  • italbrac US: , /ˈsteɪʃənɛri/, /"steIS@nEri/

Homophones

Etymology

From stationarius, from statio.

Adjective

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

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Translations

not moving
incapable of being moved
  • Japanese: 固定された
unchanging
  • Japanese: 変わらない

Extensive Definition

Stationary can mean:
stationary in Swedish: Stationär

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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