from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The stationary part of a motor, dynamo, turbine, or other working machine about which a rotor turns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The stationary part of a motor or other machine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The stationary member of an electrical machine, as of an induction motor.
- n. The case inclosing a turbine wheel; the body of stationary blades or nozzles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The stationary element of an electric machine, more particularly of an induction-motor.
- n. An immovable element of a machine which is also its armature.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves
Latin, one that stands, from stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)