Stationary can mean:

  • In statistics and probability: a stationary process
  • In mathematics: a stationary point
  • In mathematics: a stationary set
  • In physics: a time-invariant quantity, such as a constant position or temperature
  • In physics: a steady state physical process, such as a vibration at constant amplitude and frequency or a steady fluid flow
  • In physics: stationary spacetime

Famous quotes containing the word stationary:

    It is the dissenter, the theorist, the aspirant, who is quitting this ancient domain to embark on seas of adventure, who engages our interest. Omitting then for the present all notice of the stationary class, we shall find that the movement party divides itself into two classes, the actors, and the students.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)