axial compressor – Compressor for air or other fluid with drum-shaped rotor carrying one or more rows of radial
blades in form of small aerofoils (airfoils) arranged to rotate around central axis, with row of stationary stator
blades (vanes) between each moving row. Compressed fluid moves through alternate fixed and moving blading
in essentially axial direction, parallel to axis of rotation temperature and pressure increased at each stage.
Courtesy: The cambridge Aerospace Dictionary