sedentary: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sed'n-ter"ē), [key]
— adj.
  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.
    1. abiding in one place; not migratory.
    2. pertaining to animals that move about little or are permanently attached to something, as a barnacle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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