stationary

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈsteɪʃənəri/, SAMPA: /"steIS@n@ri/
  • (US) enPR: stāʹshə-nĕr-ĭ, IPA: /ˈsteɪʃənɛri/, SAMPA: /"steIS@nEri/

Homophones[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
stationary

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If an object does not move, it is stationary.
  1. When a car stops, it is stationary.
  2. Artificial satellites can stay in a stationary orbit. This means they stay in the same position above Earth, and orbit at the same speed at the Earth.