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See also: armaturé
armature (plural armatures)
- The rotating part of an electric motor or dynamo, which mostly consists of coils of wire around a metal core.
- The moving part in an electromechanical device like a loudspeaker or a buzzer.
- A piece of soft steel or iron that connects the poles of a magnet
- (sculpture) A supporting framework in a sculpture.
- (computer graphics) A kinematic chain (a system of bones or rigid bodies connected by joints) that is used to pose and deform models, often character models.
- 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.
- Armor, or a suit of armor.
- Any apparatus for defence.
- The frame of a pair of glasses.
- 2014 June 24, “Google Glass go on sale in the UK for £1,000”, in 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.
the rotating part of an electric motor or dynamo
- To provide with an armature (any sense).
- 1940, Waldo David Frank, Chart for Rough Water: Our Role in a New World, page 147:
- T. S. Eliot had his legion of followers: the immaculate minor poet armaturing in exquisite technique a mildewed softness, and living a reminiscent universe which never existed.
- 1985, Frederick S Clarke, Cinefantastique - Volume 15, page 48:
- "Armaturing to the larger size was just another challenge we had to face," comments Bruce.
- 1996, Mrinalini Devi Sharma, Energy Conscious Earth Architecture for Sustainable Development:
- This essentially implies that a wide overhang and waterproof foundations are needed, and the material itself is treated by compaction, alloying or armaturing.
- 2011, Darold A. Treffert, Daniel Tammet, Islands of Genius:
- Alonzo knew instantly how to armature his horse figures, by using some self-fashioned wires, to capture the real-life motion of his stallions. Armaturing is a skill that takes some artists years to master.
- 2012, Phil Wallace Payne, The Strivers, →ISBN:
- Good telling of happenings—fact or fiction—has talents in the tale. Beginning and end must strive to armature these.
armature f (plural armatures)
- framework (supportive structure)
- “armature” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- Rhymes: -ure
- plural of