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sedentary

[sed-n-ter-ee] /ˈsɛd nˌtɛr i/
adjective
1.
characterized by or requiring a sitting posture:
a sedentary occupation.
2.
accustomed to sit or rest a great deal or to take little exercise.
3.
Chiefly Zoology.
  1. abiding in one place; not migratory.
  2. pertaining to animals that move about little or are permanently attached to something, as a barnacle.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin sedentārius sitting, equivalent to sedent- (stem of sedēns, present participle of sedēre to sit1; see -ent) + -ārius -ary
Related forms
sedentarily
[sed-n-tair-uh-lee, sed-n-ter-] /ˌsɛd nˈtɛər ə li, ˈsɛd nˌtɛr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
sedentariness, noun
nonsedentarily, adverb
nonsedentariness, noun
nonsedentary, adjective
presedentary, adjective
unsedentary, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for presedentary

sedentary

/ˈsɛdəntərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
characterized by or requiring a sitting position: sedentary work
2.
tending to sit about without taking much exercise
3.
(of animals) moving about very little, usually because of attachment to a rock or other surface
4.
(of animals) not migratory
Derived Forms
sedentarily, adverb
sedentariness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin sedentārius, from sedēre to sit
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Word Origin and History for presedentary

sedentary

adj.

1590s, "remaining in one place," from Middle French sédentaire (16c.) and directly from Latin sedentarius "sitting, remaining in one place," from sedentem (nominative sedens), present participle of sedere "to sit; occupy an official seat, preside; sit still, remain; be fixed or settled," from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit" (cf. Sanskrit a-sadat "sat down," sidati "sits;" Old Persian hadis "abode;" Greek ezesthai "to sit," hedra "seat, chair, face of a geometric solid;" Old Irish suide "seat, sitting;" Welsh sedd "seat," eistedd "sitting;" Old Church Slavonic sežda, sedeti "to sit;" Lithuanian sedmi "to sit;" Russian sad "garden," Lithuanian soditi "to plant;" Gothic sitan, Old English sittan "to sit;" see sit). Of persons, the sense "not in the habit of exercise" is recorded from 1660s.

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