Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to stator: stator coil


The stationary part of a motor, dynamo, turbine, or other working machine within which a rotor turns.

[Latin, one that stands, from stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Electrical Engineering) the stationary part of a rotary machine or device, esp of a motor or generator
2. (Aeronautics) a system of nonrotating, radially arranged parts within a rotating assembly, esp the fixed blades of an axial flow compressor in a gas turbine
[C20: from Latin: one who stands (by), from stāre to stand]


(ˈsteɪ tər)

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.
[1900–05; < New Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stator - mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves
electric motor - a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
generator - engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
turbine - rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate
rotor, rotor coil - the rotating armature of a motor or generator


[ˈsteɪtəʳ] Nestator m


n (Elec) → Stator m
References in periodicals archive ?
Contract notice: dismantling and valorization of bugey and gravelines stators
The ac induction consists of stationary member, called the stator and the rotating member, called the rotor.
However, based on recent research status at home and abroad, optimization theories and methods on the clearance between the rotor and the stator of all-metal screw pumps are few.
In case of target field strength 3000AT and a space factor for stator slot 60%, current density at field winding coil is 15A/mm^2.
3]--excess of the temperature of the stator winding, rotor and IM steel, respectively; [[?
So, the voltage applied to the stator is directly proportional to the product of stator flux and angular velocity.
Slip" is the difference in rotational speed between the "ideal" stator magnetic field rotation and the rotor in operation.
By far, achievements of the monitoring and diagnosis on the air-gap eccentricity fault primarily focus on the stator current [6] and voltage [7,8], the rotor current [8] and the shaft voltage [9], the inductance variation of the windings [10,11], and the rotor UMP and vibration analysis [12-14].
Practically, as the stator windings can not precisely district like sine, so its gap density is not purely sinusoidal, just close to it.
The disadvantage with maintaining the number of turns is that It would require Improvements in the winding manufacturing process because with the fill factor higher it is difficult to Insert the windings Into the stator slots.
Because the windings of the stator are encapsulated, the motors are very rugged.
At present, three research methods could eliminate the impacts of unbalanced grid voltage: firstly, by feeding a series converter into in the DFIG's stator loop [7], [8]; secondly, by controlling power grid side converter to have the STATCOM features for compensating stator voltage [9]; thirdly, by controlling rotor side current or voltage of the DFIG [10].