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stationary

fixed; standing still; not movable; not changing: Inflation has remained stationary.
Not to be confused with:
stationery – writing paper; writing materials: I ordered personalized stationery.

sta·tion·ar·y

 (stā′shə-nĕr′ē)
adj.
1.
a. Not moving.
b. Not capable of being moved; fixed.
2. Unchanging: a stationary sound.
n. pl. sta·tion·ar·ies
One that is stationary.

[Middle English stacionarie, from Old French stationnaire, from Medieval Latin statiōnārius, from Latin, belonging to a military station, from statiō, statiōn-, station; see station.]

stationary

(ˈsteɪʃənərɪ)
adj
1. not moving; standing still
2. not able to be moved
3. showing no change: the doctors said his condition was stationary.
4. tending to remain in one place
[C15: from Latin statiōnārius, from statiō station]
ˈstationarily adv
ˈstationariness n
Usage: Avoid confusion with stationery

sta•tion•ar•y

(ˈsteɪ ʃəˌnɛr i)

adj., n., pl. ar•ies adj.
1. standing still; not moving.
2. having a fixed position; not movable.
3. established in one place; not itinerant or migratory.
4. remaining in the same condition or state; not changing.
n.
5. a person or thing that is stationary.
[1400–50; < Latin statiōnārius. See station, -ary]

stationary

stationery

Stationary and stationery are both pronounced /'steɪʃənəri/. However, their meanings are completely different.

1. 'stationary'

Stationary is an adjective. If a vehicle is stationary, it is not moving.

There was a stationary car in the middle of the street.
Only use the handbrake when your vehicle is stationary.
2. 'stationery'

Stationery is a noun. It refers to paper, envelopes, pens, and other equipment used for writing.

They sell books and stationery.
Get some envelopes from the office stationery cupboard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stationary - standing still; "the car remained stationary with the engine running"
nonmoving, unmoving - not in motion
2.stationary - not capable of being moved; "stationary machinery"
fixed - securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor"

stationary

adjective motionless, standing, at a standstill, parked, fixed, moored, static, inert, unmoving, stock-still The train was stationary for 90 minutes.
moving, travelling, mobile, shifting, variable, volatile, unstable, changeable, inconstant
Usage: This word, which is always an adjective, is occasionally wrongly used where `paper products' are meant: in the stationery (not stationary) cupboard.

stationary

adjective
Translations
مُتَوَقِّف، مُسْتَقِر
nehybný
stationærstillestående
kyrrstæîur
固定された変わらない止まっている静止した
mirujoč

stationary

[ˈsteɪʃənərɪ] ADJinmóvil; (= not movable) → parado, estacionario
to remain stationaryquedarse inmóvil

stationary

[ˈsteɪʃənəri] adj [car, traffic] → à l'arrêtstation break n (US)page f de publicité

stationary

adj (= not moving) carparkend attr, → haltend attr; (= not movable)fest (→ stehend attr); (Space, Comput etc) → stationär; to be stationary (vehicles) → stehen; (traffic, fig) → stillstehen; to remain stationarysich nicht bewegen; (traffic) → stillstehen

stationary

[ˈsteɪʃnrɪ] adj (gen) → fermo/a, immobile; (vehicle) → in sosta; (temperature, condition) → stazionario/a; (not movable) → fisso/a
to remain stationary → rimanere fermo/a
stationary point (Math) → punto di stazionarietà

station

(ˈsteiʃən) noun
1. a place with a ticket office, waiting rooms etc, where trains, buses or coaches stop to allow passengers to get on or off. a bus station; She arrived at the station in good time for her train.
2. a local headquarters or centre of work of some kind. How many fire-engines are kept at the fire station?; a radio station; Where is the police station?; military/naval stations.
3. a post or position (eg of a guard or other person on duty). The watchman remained at his station all night.
verb
to put (a person, oneself, troops etc in a place or position to perform some duty). He stationed himself at the corner of the road to keep watch; The regiment is stationed abroad.
ˈstationary adjective
standing still, not moving. a stationary vehicle.

stationary

a. estacionario-a, estacionado-a, que permanece en una posición fija.
References in classic literature ?
For hours and hours from the almost stationary ship that hideous sight is seen.
When there is no angle - in other words, when the rope hangs perpendicularly, the whole apparatus is stationary ; but the larger the angle, that is to say, the farther the balloon precedes the end of the rope, the greater the velocity ; and the converse.
Whilst the bed of the sea is stationary or is rising, or when very little sediment is being deposited, there will be blanks in our geological history.
We advanced from the river Arguna by easy and moderate journeys, and were very visibly obliged to the care the Czar has taken to have cities and towns built in as many places as it is possible to place them, where his soldiers keep garrison, something like the stationary soldiers placed by the Romans in the remotest countries of their empire; some of which I had read of were placed in Britain, for the security of commerce, and for the lodging of travellers.
'Get out of the way!' cried the officers of the stationary one.
Soothed by my exertions, my method, and Herbert's compliments, I would sit with his symmetrical bundle and my own on the table before me among the stationary, and feel like a Bank of some sort, rather than a private individual.
In the orchestra stalls, the drugget covering them looked like an angry sea, whose glaucous waves had been suddenly rendered stationary by a secret order from the storm phantom, who, as everybody knows, is called Adamastor.
Yet in our more temperate regions, in which the southward attraction is hardly felt, walking sometimes in a perfectly desolate plain where there have been no houses nor trees to guide me, I have been occasionally compelled to remain stationary for hours together, waiting till the rain came before continuing my journey.
All the marvelous conclusions they have reached about the distances, weights, movements, and deflections of the heavenly bodies are only founded on the apparent motions of the heavenly bodies about a stationary earth, on that very motion I see before me now, which has been so for millions of men during long ages, and was and will be always alike, and can always be trusted.
It is evident, on our theory, that coasts merely fringed by reefs cannot have subsided to any perceptible amount; and therefore they must, since the growth of their corals, either have remained stationary or have been upheaved.
cried stationary Elijah, hailing us when we had removed a few paces.
The silvered mountains in the distance, the almost stationary moon hanging in the sky, the cacti-studded valley below me were not of Mars.