Examples of stationary in a Sentence
- Einstein imagined a beam of light piercing the elevator. If the elevator were rising relative to the source of light, the beam would enter at a certain height on one side of the elevator and appear to curve on its way to a lower height on the opposite wall. Einstein then imagined that the elevator were stationary on the surface of the earth. Since he postulated that the two circumstances are the same, Einstein concluded that the same effect would have to hold true for both. In other words, gravity must bend light. —Smithsonian, June 2005
- By pushing the keys with the side of his fist and pushing foot pedals, the player transfers mechanical force to clappers, which strike the stationary bells, which are tuned to specific notes. —Douglas Martin, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2003
- And while atomic reactors and chemical storage facilities are the sort of stationary targets that invite bombing, bioweapons laboratory materials are small enough to be put in a truck and moved to another location. —Gregg Easterbrook, New Republic, 25 Feb. 2002
The weather front has remained stationary over the Southeast.
a stationary bicycle is good for exercise, but you won't enjoy the scenery very much
Recent Examples of stationary from the Web
The storm is expected to be stationary and little motion is expected for the next day or so.
In 1988, at least 56 people were killed when a commuter train ran into a stationary train at the Gare de Lyon terminal in Paris.
CNNMoney also cites the increasing competition in the fitness space—including from high-tech stationary bike maker Peloton, which is rumored to be targeting an IPO later this year.
Chris had top winds of 70 mph (110 kph) Monday evening and was expected to remain nearly stationary through Tuesday before moving northeastward as a hurricane.
The one-day sale also includes a variety of more stationary chargers.
The storm is forecast to remain more or less stationary for 24 hours before zipping off to the Northeast on Tuesday into Wednesday.
It was expected to remain almost stationary over the next few days before growing to hurricane force and moving to the northeast.
Without Iniesta in the starting lineup, Spain was already missing someone who brought something a little different, who actually moves on the field instead of standing stationary.
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stationary or stationery?
The Internet is awash with mnemonics (“something (such as a word, a sentence, or a song) that helps people remember something“) designed to assist those who have trouble distinguishing between two similar words. A fair share of these turn out to be for the words stationery and stationary. The most commonly suggested method is to remember that you buy papER at a stationERy store. If this trick does not work for you, then perhaps it will help to remember that a stationery store is one that is run by a stationer. This word was originally applied to a bookseller, but by the middle of the 17th century it began to be used for a person who sells papers, pens, and office goods.
on an even keel (also on even keel);
STATIONARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stationary for English Language Learners
: not moving : staying in one place or position
: not changing
STATIONARY Defined for Kids
medical Definition of stationary
- the patient's condition remained stationary
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