Sta"tor (?), n. (Mach.)

A stationary part in or about which another part (the rotor) revolves, esp. when both are large; as,

(a) (Elec.)

The stationary member of an electrical machine, as of an induction motor.

(b) (Steam Turbine)

The case inclosing a turbine wheel; the body of stationary blades or nozzles.

 

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