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Stationary meaning

stationary - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed.
  2. 2. Not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser, greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary.
  3. 3. Appearing to be at rest, because moving in the line of vision; not progressive or retrograde, as a planet.
  4. 4. One who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.
  5. 5. Not moving; fixed; settled.

stationary - examples of usage

  1. Sometime later a small stationary engine blew up; and Colowski was hit on the head by a piece of flying iron.
  2. On this significant notice that the cruiser wished to speak to her, Joe, not being anxious for a repetition of the message, let fly his jib- sheet, and his cutter coming round on the other tack, he kept his foresail to windward and his helm down, thus remaining almost stationary.
  3. I am afraid we shall never get a ride in that pretty motor car, and the only one I was ever in was the stationary automobile at the tintype place at the County Fair.
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