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stator

[stey-ter]
noun
  1. Electricity, Machinery. a portion of a machine that remains fixed with respect to rotating parts, especially the collection of stationary parts in the magnetic circuits of a machine.Compare rotor(def 1).
  2. Aeronautics. the system of stationary airfoils in the compressor of a jet engine.
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Origin of stator

1900–05; < New Latin, Latin: literally, one that stands. See status, -tor
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Examples from the Web for stator

Historical Examples of stator

  • There is a stator ring which entirely surrounds the armature.

    Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions

    Henry C. Horstmann

  • This is the part of the variocoupler that is called the stator.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book

    A. Frederick Collins

  • The field system is called the stator, and the armature the rotor.

  • Stator came to me and told me that my son was cleared and a free man.

  • I went down at Thompson's pasture: Stator came to me, and told me soon that my son was cleared and a free man.


British Dictionary definitions for stator

stator

noun
  1. the stationary part of a rotary machine or device, esp of a motor or generator
  2. a system of nonrotating radially arranged parts within a rotating assembly, esp the fixed blades of an axial flow compressor in a gas turbine
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Word Origin for stator

C20: from Latin: one who stands (by), from stāre to stand
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Word Origin and History for stator

n.

1895, from Latin stator, agent noun from stare "to stand" (see stay (v.)).

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