Meaning of stator in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsteɪtə/


  • 1The stationary portion of an electric generator or motor, especially of an induction motor.

    ‘Thus the rotor half channels entering the stator play the same role as the permanent exit half channel in the stator of the proton motor.’
    • ‘Morganite are manufacturers of heavy industrial and domestic carbon brushes, electric panels, Zesco feeder pillars and fan stators for underground mining.’
    • ‘In addition, the printed circuit board comprises a flat flexible support on which the conductor tracks run from the stator to the rotor.’
    • ‘The stator is composed of two transmembrane proteins, MotA and MotB, that surround the MS ring.’
    • ‘An alternator contains different components which include mainly the rotor and the stator.’
    • ‘The fluids are forced into a small gap between the rotor and the stator where they experience strong shear forces, which causes the molten bitumen to break into minute particles.’
    • ‘The outer-rotor in-wheel motor, however, uses a hollow doughnut construction that locates the rotor outside the stator.’
    • ‘In this scheme, one power stroke of the stator turns the rotor by half a segment.’
    • ‘In general, such products have good punching characteristics, and are used in a variety of applications including small rotors, stators, and small power transformers.’
    • ‘A Mazda alternator is made up of four basic parts: the rotor, the stator, the diode packs, and the voltage regulator.’
    • ‘Inside of the hub is a multi-phase, DC brushless motor, arranged so that the rotor surrounds and rotates around the center-mounted stator.’
    • ‘This pump features a lobed rotor, which rotates within the walls of a stator seated within the pump housing.’
    1. 1.1A row of small stationary aerofoils fixed to the casing of an axial-flow turbine, positioned between the rotors.


Late 19th century from stationary, on the pattern of rotor.