ARMATURE

armature

(noun) coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

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.

Verb

armature (third-person singular simple present armatures, present participle armaturing, simple past and past participle armatured)

To provide with an armature (any sense).

Source: Wiktionary


Ar"ma*ture, n. Etym: [L. armatura, fr. armare to arm: cf. F. armature. See Arm, v. t., Armor.]

1. Armor; whatever is worn or used for the protection and defense of the body, esp. the protective outfit of some animals and plants.

2. (Magnetism)

Definition: A piece of soft iron used to connect the two poles of a magnet, or electro-magnet, in order to complete the circuit, or to receive and apply the magnetic force. In the ordinary horseshoe magnet, it serves to prevent the dissipation of the magnetic force.

3. (Arch.)

Definition: Iron bars or framing employed for the consolidation of a building, as in sustaining slender columns, holding up canopies, etc. Oxf. Gloss.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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