Meaning of ARMATURE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈär-mə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r ]


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

Date: 15th century

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


a. : a piece of soft iron or steel that connects the poles of a magnet or of adjacent magnets

b. : a usually rotating part of an electric machine (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 torque

c. : the movable part of an electromagnetic device (as a loudspeaker)

d. : a framework used by a sculptor to support a figure being modeled in a plastic material

e. : framework 1a

the armature of the book derives from fourteenth century England — Stanley Kauffmann

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