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stator

[ stey-ter ]
/ ˈsteɪ tər /
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noun

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).
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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British Dictionary definitions for stator

stator
/ (ˈsteɪtə) /

noun

the stationary part of a rotary machine or device, esp of a motor or generator
a system of nonrotating radially arranged parts within a rotating assembly, esp the fixed blades of an axial flow compressor in a gas turbine

Word Origin for stator

C20: from Latin: one who stands (by), from stāre to stand
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