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stator

[stey-ter] /ˈsteɪ tər/
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.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < New Latin, Latin: literally, one that stands. See status, -tor
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stator

/ˈsteɪtə/
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
Compare rotor (sense 1)
Word Origin
C20: from Latin: one who stands (by), from stāre to stand
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stator

n.

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

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