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[stey-ter] /ˈsteɪ tər/
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
1900-05; < New Latin, Latin: literally, one that stands. See status, -tor Unabridged
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  • They respond to load swings which requires the rotor and the stator to be remain in step.
  • Imagine a super conducting generator whose magnets and stator are super conductors.
  • The shift can be adjusted to control the phase shift between the first stator side and the second stator side.
  • The windings of the motor are placed in or on the stator.
  • The items subjected to this ruling are diamond coils for a motor stator.
  • If an induction generator is connected to an unbalanced voltage, the resulting stator current will be unbalanced.
  • The stator was re-wound and inductance and resistance measurements were recorded between each phase of the windings.
  • Install and field test new armature windings and stator cores for two generators.
British Dictionary definitions for stator


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 (sense 1)
Word Origin
C20: from Latin: one who stands (by), from stāre to stand
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Word Origin and History for stator

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

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