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sta•tor



Pronunciation: (stā'tur), [key]
n.
1. Elect., Mach.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. Cf. rotor (def. 1).
2. Aeron.the system of stationary airfoils in the compressor of a jet engine.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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