armature

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noun ar·ma·ture \ˈär-mə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Definition of armature

  1. 1 :  an organ or structure (such as teeth or thorns) for offense or defense

  2. 2a :  a piece of soft iron or steel that connects the poles of a magnet or of adjacent magnetsb :  a usually rotating part of an electric machine (such as a generator or motor) which consists essentially of coils of wire around a metal core and in which electric current is induced or in which the input current interacts with a magnetic field to produce torquec :  the movable part of an electromagnetic device (such as a loudspeaker)d :  a framework used by a sculptor to support a figure being modeled in a plastic materiale :  framework 1a events that serve as the armature of the book

Examples of armature in a sentence

  1. the rigid armature of a highly stratified society

Origin and Etymology of armature

Middle English, armor, from Latin armatura armor, equipment, from armatus


First Known Use: 1653


ARMATURE Defined for English Language Learners

armature

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noun ar·ma·ture \ˈär-mə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Definition of armature for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ARMATURE Defined for Kids

armature

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noun ar·ma·ture \ˈär-mə-chər\

Definition of armature for Students

  1. :  the part of an electric motor or generator that turns in a magnetic field



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