# stationary point

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Related to stationary point: Saddle point

## 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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