- 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.
Origin of stator
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Examples from the Web for 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.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Stator came to me and told me that my son was cleared and a free man.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln
Francis Fisher Browne
I went down at Thompson's pasture: Stator came to me, and told me soon that my son was cleared and a free man.The Life Of Abraham Lincoln
Ward H. Lamon
- 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
Compare rotor (def. 1)
C20: from Latin: one who stands (by), from stāre to stand
Word Origin and History for stator
1895, from Latin stator, agent noun from stare "to stand" (see stay (v.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper