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Meaning of “sedentary” in the English Dictionary

"sedentary" in British English

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sedentaryadjective

uk   /ˈsed.ən.tər.i/  us   /-ter.i/
(Definition of sedentary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sedentary" in American English

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sedentaryadjective

 us   /ˈsed·ənˌter·i/
involving little ​exercise or ​physicalactivity: Marilyn ​leads a more sedentary ​lifestyle now that she ​works at ​home.
(Definition of sedentary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sedentary”
in Spanish sedentario…
in Vietnamese ngồi nhiều…
in Malaysian banyak duduk…
in Thai นั่ง…
in French sédentaire…
in German sitzend…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺乏锻炼的,少活动的…
in Turkish hareketsiz, durgun, oturarak zaman geçiren…
in Russian сидячий, малоподвижный…
in Indonesian di belakang meja…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺乏運動的,少活動的…
in Polish siedzący…
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