rotor
  • noun the central shaft of a generator, which turns inside the stator
  • noun a rapidly turning mass of air, surrounded by clouds
  • In an electrical and/or mechanical component, device, apparatus, or machine, a member which can rotate. For instance, the moving part or armature of a motor, the moving plates of a variable capacitor, or the moving contacts of a rotary switch. A stationary part in such a component, device, apparatus, or machine is a stator.

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