a fixed part forming the pivot or housing for a revolving part (rotor), as in a motor, dynamo, etc.
Origin of statorModern Latin ; from L, one who stands ; from past participle of stare, to stand
The stationary part of a motor, dynamo, turbine, or other working machine within which a rotor turns.
Origin of statorLatin, one that stands, from stare, to stand; see sta- in Indo-European roots.
- The stationary part of a motor or other machine.