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
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point stationnaire
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With the help of a sensor, all the lamps turned on every time a visitor entered the room, increasing in intensity up to a maximum point within seven seconds, then gradually fading out over the same span of time.
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The hosts lead group A with maximum points from their opening two games.
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At the Awendo stadium, Leopards were denied maximum points by an outstanding Sony Keeper Samuel Njau in this rescheduled match.
Rollers are favourite for the maximum points going into tonight's encounter.
The Busmen can solidify their hold of top spot in Group G with maximum points against the Vietnamese Cup champions in a showdown set in this fast-rising industrial city north of Saigon.
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SOUTH Shields forward David Foley admitted his side needs to start picking up maximum points in away games.
There were mixed emotions for the Mariners star at full-time and he said: "We need to pick up maximum points from games like this.

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