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 for stative
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stative \Sta"tive\ (st[=a]"t[i^]v), a. [L. stativus, fr. stare,
     statum, to stand.] (Mil.)
     Of or pertaining to a fixed camp, or military posts or
     quarters. [Obs. or R.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stative
      adj 1: ( used of verbs (e.g. `be' or `own') and most participial
             adjectives) expressing existence or a state rather than
             an action [ant: active, dynamic]

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