(Science: physiology) Stationary air, the air which under ordinary circumstances does not leave the lungs in respiration. Stationary engine. A steam engine thet is permanently placed, in distinction from a portable engine, locomotive, marine engine, etc. Specifically: A factory engine, in distinction from a blowing, pumping, or other kind of engine which is also permanently placed.
Origin: L. Stationarius: cf. F. Stationnaire. Cf. Stationer.