# stationary point

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Related to stationary point: Saddle point

## stationary point

*n*

**1.**(Mathematics) a point on a curve at which the tangent is either horizontal or vertical, such as a maximum, a minimum, or a point of inflection

**2.**(Astronomy)

*astronomy*a point in the apparent path of a planet when it reverses direction

Translations

**point stationnaire**

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