Definitions

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

Etymologies

Latin, one that stands, from stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The vehicle also comes with a hand-wound stator and increased winding density for lower resistance and higher peak torque (the stator is the stationary part of an electric generator or electric motor).

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  • The stator is the stationary coil in an electric motor in which the rotor, attached to the drive shaft spins.

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  • Duke Energy said the protest in a South C.rolina parking lot shouldn't slow the three-month trip to move the equipment, called a stator, from a port in the southern part of the state to a power generating plant under construction near C.iffside, N.C. The part had been parked in a lot near Greenville for about a week when four protesters scaled a fence around 8: 45 a.m.

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  • The excitation current for the exciter is provided by a DC current to the exciter stator which is generated by the output power of the main generator.

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  • Tamron's USD works with the high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations that are produced by a ring called a 'stator'.

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  • The vehicle also comes with a hand-wound stator and increased winding density for lower resistance and higher peak torque (the stator is the stationary part of an electric generator or electric motor.

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  • From the ultrasonic bath we proceeded to the chamber vacuum sealer, the ultra-high-pressure homogenizer, the rotor-stator homogenizer -- well, just see the gallery.

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  • The December experiment shows a more or less conventional DC motor with a permanent magnet rotor and a stator wound with toroidal coils; this is an odd choice since toroidal wound coils produce a small external magnetic field and so make very inefficient motors.

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  • Then he could be harnessed to a copper coil situated in a magnetic stator where his spinning from one position to another would generate much needed electricity for the power grid.

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  • The containment fields have a stator backup—so instead of keeping the gravity on, the stator is maintaining antimatter containment.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

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