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1. Characterized by or requiring much sitting: a sedentary job.
2. Accustomed to sitting or to taking little exercise.
3. Remaining or living in one area; not migratory: sedentary caribou herds.
4. Attached or rooted; sessile: sedentary marine organisms.

[French sédentaire, from Old French, from Latin sedentārius, from sedēns, sedent-, present participle of sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

sed′en·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
sed′en·tar′i·ness n.


as a result of the sedentariness of the jobdurch das dauernde Sitzen bei der Arbeit; the excessive sedentariness of his daily lifedas übermäßige tägliche Sitzen
(of tribe)Sesshaftigkeit f; (of bird)Verbleiben ntam Nistort
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