What does sedentary mean?

Definitions for sedentary
ˈsɛd nˌtɛr iseden·tary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sedentary(adj)

    requiring sitting or little activity

    "forced by illness to lead a sedentary life"

Wiktionary

  1. sedentary(Adjective)

    Not moving; relatively still; staying in the vicinity.

    Etymology: From sedentarius, from sedeo.

  2. sedentary(Adjective)

    Not moving much; sitting around.

    Etymology: From sedentarius, from sedeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sedentary(adj)

    accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man

    Etymology: [L. sedentarius, fr. sedere to sit: cf. F. sedentaire. See Sedent.]

  2. Sedentary(adj)

    characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life

    Etymology: [L. sedentarius, fr. sedere to sit: cf. F. sedentaire. See Sedent.]

  3. Sedentary(adj)

    inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil

    Etymology: [L. sedentarius, fr. sedere to sit: cf. F. sedentaire. See Sedent.]

  4. Sedentary(adj)

    caused by long sitting

    Etymology: [L. sedentarius, fr. sedere to sit: cf. F. sedentaire. See Sedent.]

  5. Sedentary(adj)

    remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans

    Etymology: [L. sedentarius, fr. sedere to sit: cf. F. sedentaire. See Sedent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sedentary

    sed′en-tā-ri, adj. sitting much: passed chiefly in sitting: requiring much sitting: inactive: (zool.) not migratory: not errant: lying in wait, as a spider: not free-swimming: motionless, as a protozoan.—adj. Sē′dent, at rest.—adv. Sed′entarily.—n. Sed′entariness. [L. sedentariussedēre, to sit.]

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How to say sedentary in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sedentary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sedentary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sedentary in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Guinhouya:

    Efforts should be carried out to keep the waist circumference of children to less than half their height, this can be done through continuing to watch the eating choices of children together with encouragement and promotion of an active lifestyle and a reduction of sedentary pastimes.

  2. Yin Cao:

    Research evidence has been growing on the association between sedentary behavior -- primarily TV watching -- and a variety of diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and overall mortality.

  3. David Carslake:

    It is now very clear that overweight, obesity and sedentary lifestyles are harmful to health, studies like this one, which examine the shape of the associations, and ask whether they are the same in different groups... will be increasingly important.

  4. Leigh Vanderloo:

    Internationally the childcare environment is predominantly a sedentary and obesogenic one, it’s important that we explore mechanisms to enhance the supportiveness and conduciveness of the childcare environment as it relates to physical activity, in addition to limiting the opportunities available to the children to engage in sedentary pursuits.

  5. Luis Fernando Arias:

    The Nukak are now sedentary, which implies a different connection and relationship with the land and how they live. This causes uncertainty and emotional instability.

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