sta·​tor ˈstā-tər How to pronounce stator (audio)
: a stationary part in a machine in or about which a rotor revolves

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When voltages are applied to piezoelectric plates on the stator, the coil spring moves back and forward as a linear slider. IEEE Spectrum, 12 Nov. 2020 The stator converts its thrust force and torque into longitudinal and meridian motions of the torus wheel, respectively, making the torus work as an omnidirectional wheel on a plane. IEEE Spectrum, 21 Aug. 2022 At $109,895, the top M60 version of BMW's futuristic iX features an upgraded rear motor with a 0.8-inch-longer rotor and a stator stuffed with more copper windings. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 8 Dec. 2022 Coils of wire in the stationary outer portion of the motor, called the stator, produce these electromagnetic fields. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Aug. 2022 The $154 million investment will be used to renovate the facility, buy and install new machinery and equipment used in the production of the stator module. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 21 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stator was in 1892

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“Stator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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