armature

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French armature, from Latin armātūra (armour).

Noun[edit]

armature (plural armatures)

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  1. The rotating part of an electric motor or dynamo, which mostly consists of coils of wire around a metal core.
  2. The moving part in an electromechanical device like a loudspeaker or a buzzer.
  3. A piece of soft steel or iron that connects the poles of a magnet
  4. (sculpture) A supporting framework in a sculpture.
  5. A protective organ, structure, or covering of an animal or plant, for defense or offense, like claws, teeth, thorns, or the shell of a turtle.
  6. Armor or a suit of armor.
  7. The frame of a pair of glasses
    • 2014 June 24, “Google Glass go on sale in the UK for £1,000”, The Guardian:
      It can take pictures or video from a front-facing camera, controlled by a voice command or a swipe on the right-hand armature, and is designed to display at-a-glance information on its screen which is visible only to the user.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin armātūra. The inherited term is armure.

Noun[edit]

armature f (plural armatures)

  1. framework (supportive structure)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

armature f

  1. plural form of armatura

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