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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stationary  \Sta"tion*a*ry\,  a.  [L.  stationarius:  cf  F. 
  stationnaire  Cf  {Stationer}.] 
  1.  Not  moving  not  appearing  to  move  stable;  fixed. 
  Charles  Wesley,  who  is  a  more  stationary  man,  does 
  not  believe  the  story.  --Southey. 
  2.  Not  improving  or  getting  worse;  not  growing  wiser, 
  greater,  better,  more  excellent,  or  the  contrary. 
  3.  Appearing  to  be  at  rest,  because  moving  in  the  line  of 
  vision;  not  progressive  or  retrograde,  as  a  planet. 
  {Stationary  air}  (Physiol.),  the  air  which  under  ordinary 
  circumstances  does  not  leave  the  lungs  in  respiration. 
  {Stationary  engine}. 
  a  A  steam  engine  thet  is  permanently  placed,  in 
  distinction  from  a  portable  engine,  locomotive,  marine 
  engine,  etc  Specifically: 
  b  A  factory  engine,  in  distinction  from  a  blowing, 
  pumping,  or  other  kind  of  engine  which  is  also 
  permanently  placed. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stationary  \Sta"tion*a*ry\,  n.;  pl  {-ries}. 
  One  who  or  that  which  is  stationary,  as  a  planet  when 
  apparently  it  has  neither  progressive  nor  retrograde  motion. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  standing  still  "the  car  remained  stationary  with  the  engine 
  2:  not  capable  of  being  moved  "stationary  machinery" 

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