# stationary point

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## 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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One solid stationary point in the looseness of this gentleman's character was, that he respected and admired his sister Amy.
Contract Awarded for Supply of Staples, Standard Stationary point, 1/4" height, full load, 5000/box, Swingline SF-1, Southwest 18305, Office Depot 766967, or equal.
They were simply asked to focus on a stationary point for five minutes.
These assumptions established the existence of a stationary point (Nelder and Mead, 1965).
In experiments, we will compare the following statistics: the number of iterations (Iter), the CPU time in second (time), the speed of convergence to stationary point, and the minimum value of objective function value (fun).
This happens while the giant planet lingers around its stationary point in westernmost Leo.
The optimized geometries and frequencies of the stationary point and the minimum-energy paths are calculated by using the DFT (B3LYP) methods with LanL2DZ basis sets.
Maybe not as well as Ford had hoped as they were fighting from a virtual stationary point against rivals with a huge head start, but the first generation model shifted 45,000 units in the UK until the second generation model appeared in 2013.
It has now resumed direct motion, having reached its second stationary point at the end of January.
We assume that an ideal stationary point target P is located at (x, y) with the complex scatter coefficient [[sigma].
With the whirlwind of changes affecting astronomy, THE ETHICS OF COSMOLOGY remains a stationary point of reference, and will prove of lasting value.

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