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stationary

sta·tion·ar·y

stationary

 
 
pronunciation:
steI sh neI ri
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not moving; still.
The cars on this road have been stationary for over an hour.
synonyms:
motionless, still
antonyms:
moving
similar words:
calm, fixed, standing, static
definition 2: not able to be moved; fixed.
I have a stationary bike to use in the winter.
synonyms:
fixed
antonyms:
mobile
similar words:
anchored, fast, firm, frozen, inert, moored, riveted, secure, set, solid, stable, steady
definition 3: not changing in condition; static.
The price of bananas has been stationary all summer.
synonyms:
static
similar words:
even, firm, fixed, frozen, permanent, set, stable, steady, uniform
derivation: stationarily (adv.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word stationery (writing paper)? Stationary and stationery sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Parts
The word stationary contains the following parts:
sta, stat, stant, -stance Latin and Greek root that means stand, standing, stablize
synonyms:
sist
 
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary , fragmentary ), forming adjectives.