Meaning of STATIONARY in English

STATIONARY

■ adjective

1》 not moving.

2》 not changing in quantity or condition.

Origin

ME: from L. stationarius , from statio(n-) (see station ).

Usage

The words ~ and stationery are often confused. Stationary is an adjective which means ‘not moving or changing’, as in a car collided with a ~ vehicle , whereas stationery is a noun which means ‘writing materials’, as in I wrote to Ann on the hotel stationery .

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