Definitions for sedentaryˈsɛd nˌtɛr i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sed•en•tar•yˈsɛd nˌtɛr i(adj.)
characterized by or requiring a sitting posture:
a sedentary occupation.
characterized by inactivity and lack of exercise:
a sedentary life.
Zool. abiding in one place; not migratory. pertaining to animals that move about little or are permanently attached to something, as a barnacle.
Origin of sedentary:
1590–1600; < L sedentārius sitting
requiring sitting or little activity
"forced by illness to lead a sedentary life"
Not moving; relatively still; staying in the vicinity.
Not moving much; sitting around.
Origin: From sedentarius, from sedeo.
accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man
characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life
inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil
caused by long sitting
remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans
Translations for sedentary
From our Multilingual Dictionary
- sedentariCatalan, Valencian
- ortsgebunden, sitzendGerman
- αποδημητικός, καθιστικόςGreek
- sambil dudukIndonesian
- kyrrsetu-, hreyfingarleysis-Icelandic
- 앉은, 정착성, 앉은뱅이Korean
- stilzittend, sedentairDutch
- сидячий, оседлыйRussian
- కూర్చున్నట్టు చేసేపనిTelugu
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