armament

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

Definition of armament

  1. 1 :  a military or naval force

  2. 2 a :  the aggregate of a nation's military strength b :  weapons, arms

  3. 3 :  the process of preparing for war

Examples of armament in a sentence

  1. The country's armament will take years.

  2. a small nation that is determined to have adequate armaments

Origin and Etymology of armament

French armement, from Latin armamenta (plural) utensils, military or naval equipment, from armare


First Known Use: 1632


ARMAMENT Defined for English Language Learners

armament

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

Definition of armament for English Language Learners

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

  • armaments : military weapons that are used to fight a war


ARMAMENT Defined for Kids

armament

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noun ar·ma·ment \ˈär-mə-mənt\

Definition of armament for Students

  1. 1 :  the military strength and equipment of a nation

  2. 2 :  the supply of materials for war

  3. 3 :  the process of preparing for war <the country's long armament>


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