Meaning of stator

sta•tor

Pronunciation: (stā'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a portion of a machine that remains fixed with respect to rotating parts, esp. the collection of stationary parts in the magnetic circuits of a machine. Cf.(def. 1).
  2. the system of stationary airfoils in the compressor of a jet engine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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