1. Not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed.
Charles Wesley, who is a more stationary man, does not believe the story. --Southey.
2. Not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser, greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary.
3. Appearing to be at rest, because moving in the line of vision; not progressive or retrograde, as a planet.
Stationary air Physiol., the air which under ordinary circumstances does not leave the lungs in respiration.
Stationary engine. (a) A steam engine that is permanently placed, in distinction from a portable engine, locomotive, marine engine, etc. Specifically: (b) A factory engine, in distinction from a blowing, pumping, or other kind of engine which is also permanently placed.
Sta·tion·a·ry, n.; pl. -ries One who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.
adj 1: standing still; "the car remained stationary with the engine
2: not capable of being moved; "stationary machinery"