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stationary

sta·tion·ar·y

stationary

 
pronunciation:
steI sh neI ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not moving; still.
a stationary car
synonyms:
immobile, motionless, still, unmoving
antonyms:
moving
similar words:
calm, fixed, inactive, sedentary, standing, static, stock-still
definition 2: not movable; fixed.
synonyms:
fixed, immobile, immovable
antonyms:
mobile
similar words:
anchored, fast, firm, frozen, inert, moored, riveted, secure, set, solid, stable, steady
definition 3: unchanging in condition; static.
synonyms:
constant, immutable, static, unchanging
antonyms:
variable
similar words:
even, firm, fixed, frozen, invariable, permanent, set, stable, steady, uniform, unwavering
definition 4: settled in one place.
antonyms:
shifting
similar words:
permanent, sedentary, settled, stable
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: stationaries
definition: a person or thing that is fixed, still, or unchanging.
synonyms:
fixture
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.