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stator (n.)

"stationary part of a generator" (opposed to rotor), 1895, from Latin stator, agent noun from stare "to stand" (from PIE root *sta- "to stand, make or be firm"). In classical Latin it meant "an orderly, attendant upon a proconsul."

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Definitions of stator from WordNet

stator (n.)
mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves;
Synonyms: stator coil
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