sta·​tor | \ ˈstā-tər How to pronounce stator (audio) \

Definition of stator

: a stationary part in a machine in or about which a rotor revolves

Examples of stator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the heart of the SL-1210G is an iron-coreless direct drive motor featuring a double rotor and single stator for stable rotation that’s free from cogging. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 The stator directs the flow of transmission fluid inside the torque converter. Ray Magliozzi, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021 The wires in the stator were also designed with an eye toward temperature control, says Eric Bach, vice president of hardware engineering and another former Tesla engineer. Eric Adams, Wired, 13 Nov. 2020 Image above: The stator generates the magnetic field of the motor. Amy Weiss-meyer, The Atlantic, 26 Mar. 2020 One set is stationary (called the stator) and the other is mounted on a rotating shaft (called the rotor). National Geographic, 27 Sep. 2019 Adjusting the current fed to each set can create similar magnetic poles facing each other in the stator and rotor. National Geographic, 27 Sep. 2019 Electricity flows through the stator coils, creating powerful electromagnetic fields with alternate polarities. Jay Leno, Popular Mechanics, 12 Dec. 2012 In other designs, the magnets can be embedded in the stator, or the magnets can be arranged to work with a DC magnetic field. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of stator

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stator

New Latin, from Latin, one that stands, from stare to stand — more at stand

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“Stator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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