Definition of armature
- events that serve as the armature of the book
the rigid armature of a highly stratified society
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First Known Use: 1653See Words from the same year
: the part of an electric motor or generator that produces an electric current when it turns in a magnetic field
: a frame used by a sculptor to support a figure that is being modeled
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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