non·​sta·​tion·​ary ˌnän-ˈstā-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce nonstationary (audio)
: not stationary
nonstationary sources of pollution
Then the lidar … overlays that with a real-time image, which would include "nonstationary objects" which include animals, people, and other cars. Scott Sturgis

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Recent Examples on the Web Rentals for nonstationary modes of transportation are even more popular. Laura Forman, WSJ, 26 July 2022 Markets are shaped in real time by nonstationary data that changes day to day, hour by hour and minute by minute, depending on various market participants' decisions. Andreas Roell, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonstationary was in 1877

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“Nonstationary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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