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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.
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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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According to a recent study from the Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Clinical Epidemiology, replacing half an hour's sedentariness a day with everyday activity reduces the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease by 24 per cent.
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The fact that obesity (most of the time induced by sedentariness) is more frequent in the areas with a higher economic development can also be seen on the map, the counties in Transylvania or Banat having higher levels versus others less economically developed.
Lutz (2002) proposes gender, sexuality, race, skin colour, ethnicity, nationality, class, culture, ability, age, sedentariness, origin, wealth, regionality, religion, and stage of social development as salient characteristics of difference (as cited in Yuval-Davis 2006).
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With the aging of the population and the maintenance of a modern lifestyle marked by sedentariness, poor nutrition and high stress levels, there is a rise in the number of individuals with chronic conditions.
Our results enforce the fact that epidemic of sedentariness has penetrated the rural household with rapidly increasing the use of technologies and increased the use of vehicles for commuting.
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