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armament

noun ar·ma·ment \ˈär-mə-mənt also ˈärm-mənt\

: the process of preparing for war by producing and obtaining weapons

armaments : military weapons that are used to fight a war

Full Definition of ARMAMENT

1
:  a military or naval force
2
a :  the aggregate of a nation's military strength
b :  weapons, arms
3
:  the process of preparing for war

Examples of ARMAMENT

  1. The country's armament will take years.
  2. a small nation that is determined to have adequate armaments

Origin of ARMAMENT

French armement, from Latin armamenta (plural) utensils, military or naval equipment, from armare
First Known Use: 1632
ARMAMENT Defined for Kids

armament

noun ar·ma·ment \ˈär-mə-mənt\

Definition of ARMAMENT for Kids

1
:  the military strength and equipment of a nation
2
:  the supply of materials for war
3
:  the process of preparing for war <the country's long armament>

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