Definition of stationary point in English:

stationary point


  • A point on a curve where the gradient is zero.

    • ‘Frequency analyses were performed at each stationary point on the potential energy surface.’
    • ‘Bands will be required to perform on the move but will be judged at a stationary point along the route.’
    • ‘The Einstein equation can be derived as the solution to Euler-Lagrange equations that represent the stationary point, or extremum, of the action.’
    • ‘This is a consequence of the symmetry of the model in the two components; in fact is a stationary point on the likelihood surface.’
    • ‘An important postulate concerning stationary points that we adopt in smooth infinitesimal analysis is the Constancy Principle.’