Definition of Sedentary

1. Adjective. Requiring sitting or little activity. "Forced by illness to lead a sedentary life"

Similar to: Inactive



Definition of Sedentary

1. a. Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man.

Definition of Sedentary

1. Adjective. Not moving; relatively still; staying in the vicinity. ¹

2. Adjective. (medicine of a job or lifestyle) Not moving much; sitting around. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sedentary

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Sedentary

1. 1. Sitting habitually, of inactive habits. 2. Pertaining to a sitting posture. Origin: L. Sedentarius (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sedentary

sede
sedecuple
sedent
sedentarily
sedentariness
sedentarisation
sedentarise
sedentarised
sedentarises
sedentarising
sedentarization
sedentarize
sedentarized
sedentarizes
sedentarizing
sedentary (current term)
sedentism
seder
sederholmite
seders
sederunt
sederunts
sedes
sedevacantism
sedevacantist
sedevacantists
sedge
sedge bird
sedge family
sedge frog

Literary usage of Sedentary

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... population as sedentary and nomad, and in connexion Attempts have ... while the non-tribal Kurds are sedentary and agricultural cultivators and living ..."

2. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1876)
"sedentary existence essential for the efficacy of War. ... The preparatory work of Fetichism may be summed up in the sedentary stage at its close. ..."

3. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville Kent (1880)
"Adult sedentary colony- stock, produced through the further subdivision of ... The growth of the sedentary arborescent colony-stocks of this animalcule are ..."

4. Soils and Fertilizers by Harry Snyder (1908)
"sedentary and Transported Soils. — The place which a soil occupies is not necessarily ... Soils are either sedentary or transported. sedentary soils are ..."

5. A Manual of the Mollusca: Being a Treatise on Recent and Fossil Shells by Samuel Peckworth Woodward, Ralph Tate (1875)
"The analogy, however, is reversed in one respect; for whereas the adult shell-fish are often sedentary, or ambulatory, the young are all swimmers; ..."

6. Personal Hygiene Applied by Jesse Feiring Williams (1922)
"Injurious Effects of the sedentary Life.—A life of sedentary living brings with it some real dangers to the vital organs of life. It must be remembered that ..."

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