Associations to the word «Stationary»


STATIONARY, adjective. Not moving.
STATIONARY, adjective. Incapable of being moved
STATIONARY, adjective. Unchanging
STATIONARY, noun. One who, or that which, is stationary, such as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.
STATIONARY, noun. Misspelling of stationery.
STATIONARY AIR, noun. (biology) The air which under ordinary circumstances does not leave the lungs during respiration.
STATIONARY BICYCLE, noun. A device with saddle, pedals, and some form of handlebars arranged as on a bicycle, but used as exercise equipment rather than transportation.
STATIONARY DISTRIBUTION, adjective. (mathematics) (stochastic processes) (of a Markov chain) a row vector \(\pi\) whose entries sum to \(1\) that satisfies the equation \(\pi P=\pi\), where \(P\) is the transition matrix of the Markov chain.
STATIONARY FRONT, noun. (meteorology) A boundary between air masses that is neither advancing nor retreating
STATIONARY FRONTS, noun. Plural of stationary front
STATIONARY PHASE, noun. (chemistry) The solid or liquid phase of a chromatography system on which the materials to be separated are selectively adsorbed
STATIONARY PHASES, noun. Plural of stationary phase
STATIONARY POINT, noun. (mathematics) A point on a curve where the gradient is zero. This point can be a maximum, a minimum, or a point of inflection.
STATIONARY WAVE, noun. A wave form which occurs in a limited, fixed medium in such a way that the reflected wave coincides with the produced wave. A common example is the vibration of the strings on a musical stringed instrument.
STATIONARY WAVES, noun. Plural of stationary wave

Dictionary definition

STATIONARY, adjective. Standing still; "the car remained stationary with the engine running".
STATIONARY, adjective. Not capable of being moved; "stationary machinery".

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