stationary

Definitions

  • Vertical Stationary Engine
    Vertical Stationary Engine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj stationary not capable of being moved "stationary machinery"
    • adj stationary standing still "the car remained stationary with the engine running"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Vertical Stationary Engine, Section Vertical Stationary Engine, Section
Horizontal Stationary Steam-Engine Horizontal Stationary Steam-Engine
Stationary 'Locomotive' Boiler Stationary 'Locomotive' Boiler

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Don't even think about having sex while in a moving ambulance in Tremonton, Utah as it is very, very illegal. Of course, a stationary ambulance is another story.
    • Stationary Appearing to be at rest, because moving in the line of vision; not progressive or retrograde, as a planet.
    • Stationary Not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser, greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary.
    • Stationary Not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed. "Charles Wesley, who is a more stationary man, does not believe the story."
    • n Stationary One who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stationary Having a particular station or place; remaining in a certain place; not movable, or not intended to be moved; not moving, or appearing not to move; technically, without velocity, whether this condition is only instantaneous, or whether the body spoken of remains motionless for an interval of time. A planet is said to be stationary at a turning-point of its motion, when its longitude is neither increasing nor diminishing. The sun is said to be stationary when it reaches one of the tropics and begins to turn toward the equinoctial.
    • stationary Remaining in the same condition or state; making no progress; without change; with neither increase nor decrease of symptoms, intensity, etc.: as, a stationary temperature.
    • n stationary A person or thing which remains or continues in the same place or condition; specifically, one of a force of permanent or stationary troops.
    • n stationary One who wishes to stay as or where he is; one who opposes or resists progress; an extreme conservatist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Stationary pertaining to a station: standing: fixed: settled: acting from, or in, a fixed position (as an engine): not progressing or retrogressing: not improving
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Quotations

  • Denis Diderot
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    “The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    “There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.”
  • James Freeman Clarke
    James Freeman Clarke
    “We are either progressing or retrograding all the while. There is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. stationarius,: cf. F. stationnaire,. Cf. Stationer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. statiostāre, to stand.

Usage

In literature:

The countenance of the Tuscarora expressed a variety of emotions while he thus remained stationary.
"Wyandotte" by James Fenimore Cooper
The congregation, numerically speaking, is stationary, at present.
"Our Churches and Chapels" by Atticus
The bottle may then be hung up, or placed in any stationary position.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
He therefore made a stationary camp, and with two men proceeded down the river.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
These flower-boats are always stationary, and are frequented by the Chinese as places of amusement, both by day and night.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
They remained stationary, holding their ground, but refusing to go forward.
"Jack Archer" by G. A. Henty
Some were not hurrying; they were stationary.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
Then, as it was almost stationary, he fired.
"The Lost Trail" by Edward S. Ellis
The Dawn, therefore, remained stationary, wailing the issue with philosophical patience.
"Miles Wallingford" by James Fenimore Cooper
The hot springs are not stationary, but suddenly disappear, and burst up in another place.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
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In poetry:

Of all the Stones I ever met,
In calm repose upon the ground,
I really never found one yet
With a desire to roll around;
Theirs is a stationary role, --
(A joke,-- and feeble on the whole).
"A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" by Harry Graham
They would no guess how early in
Their supine stationary voyage
The air would change to soundless damage,
Turn the old tenantry away;
How soon succeeding eyes begin
To look, not read. Rigidly they
"An Arundel Tomb" by Philip Larkin
A stationary sense… as, I suppose,
I shall have, till my single body grows
Inaccurate, tired;
Then I shall start to feel the backward pull
Take over, sickening and masterful -
Some say, desired.
"Maturity" by Philip Larkin
`Know, Nature, like the cuckoo, laughs at law,
Placing her eggs in whatso nest she will;
And when, at callow—time, you think to find
The sparrow's stationary chirp, lo! bursts
Voyaging voice to glorify the Spring.'
""`Know, Nature, like the cuckoo, laughs at law"" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Founder, Sweet Potato Paper, a company that created African American themed stationary for all occasions.
It's getting colder outside and it's getting dark early so I've been riding my stationary bike while I watch sports on TV.
After about 15 minutes, the Giants defensive end emerged, walking slowly, as if he was in no rush to step up onto the stationary bicycle he was headed for.
Exercise equipment and stationary bicycles sat in one bright room.
Ticket had been issued to driver whose car was stationary at the time.
Wood Fire Woodie, the former mobile catering company, is officially stationary.
Learn the basics on buymanship, and if you need to invest in shoes for a stationary infant.
From Three Pieces Stationary to One-piece Flow.
Stationary Air Power System.
Stationary Hammock by Royal Botania.
These stationary generator enclosures are used to build fully integrated, UL-listed gen-set packages that contain the generator set, exhaust system, and optional fuel tank.
Debby Stationary , Could Become A Hurricane.
Life lessons from a stationary bike.
View this Ciclotte Stationary Bike Photo 5.
Nov 28, 2011: Residential Sector Expected to Drive Stationary Fuel Cell Market.
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In science:

If h is decomposable, h = Lj hj , each hj indecomposable, the direct sums of stationary states ρj of its parts form the set of al l the stationary states which do not have phase relations between the independent subspaces Hj . e) Dephasing of parts.
Analysis of quantum semigroups with GKS-Lindblad generators I. Simple generators
One signal is said stationary if it is statistically invariant under translations, what can be evaluated using the SF approach . A stationary signal will have a flat, horizontal, structure function plot, Sq × τ .
Multifractality in the Random Parameters Model
The importance of the potential {Φn}n∈Z is due to that fact that it governs the stationary measure of our Markov chain; in fact it defines this stationary measure up to a multiplication by a bounded function (see (3.7).
Lingering random walks in random environment on a strip
If this equation is multiplied by −ǫ < 0 and the constant E is added, we obtain the energy variational principle for a stationary state Z d3N r Ψ∗ ˆH Ψ − E (Z d3N r Ψ∗Ψ − 1) = Stationary, which is independent of ǫ.
Lagrangian Densities and Principle of Least Action in Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics
First, the original definition of ”stationary” will be extremely extended, and it’s interesting to see that any discrete random signals can have all kinds of ”stationary” versions of them.
On the Information of the Second Moments Between Random Variables Using Mutually Unbiased Bases
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