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stationary point

See direct motion.

stationary point

[′stā·shə‚ner·ē ′pȯint]
(astronomy)
A point at which a planet's apparent motion changes from direct to retrograde motion, or vice versa.
(mathematics)
A point on a curve at which the tangent is horizontal.
For a function of several variables, a point at which all partial derivatives are 0.
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ORIENTEERS from Coventry and Warwickshire's Octavian Droobers scored maximum points in the West Midlands League event at Brereton on Cannock Chase to boost the club's hopes of improving on their third-place position.
With the help of a sensor, all the lamps turned on every time a visitor entered the room, increasing in intensity up to a maximum point within seven seconds, then gradually fading out over the same span of time.
The vehicle scored the maximum point in ESC testing.
Individual victories were few although Philip Blundell (100) Martin O'Niell (high hurdles) and Katie Hooton collected maximum points.
atrick won both the shot and javelin, while Tom Grayson picked up maximum points in the discus - as did David Kirtley in the shot and Jonathan Jama in the 80 metres hurdles.
WINGER Ali Bressington ran in a hat-trick of tries as Stourbridge came away with maximum points to continue their 100 per cent start to the season.
The Hurricanes took maximum points for the third straight match scoring four tries in their 22-19 win over Waikato Chiefs at Hamilton.
They'll be crowned champions if they take maximum points from games against Dundee on Wednesday and St Mirren three days later.
All Bath can do in their run-in is take maximum points while hoping Wasps slip up, and maximum points means four tries for a bonus point.
The Wolverhampton team scored maximum points in the four-bend race courtesy of Droopys Scott and Canwell Fox then followed up with a surprise but meritorious victory with Tattered Hat in the six-bend race.
But for now, we need to make sure we get maximum points from Azerbaijan and Northern Ireland before we go to Old Trafford.
SCOT DARROCH turned from villain to hero as Stratford Town claimed maximum points at Bromsgrove Rovers last night.

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