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Definitions of armature

  1. Armor; whatever is worn or used for the protection and defense of the body, esp. the protective outfit of some animals and plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Iron bars or framing employed for the consolidation of a building, as in sustaining slender columns, holding up canopies, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That part of a dynamo or electric generator or of an electric motor in which a current is induced by a relatively moving magnetic field. The armature usually consists of a series of coils or groups of insulated conductors surrounding a core of iron. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A piece of soft iron or wire-wound metal joining or rotating near the poles of a magnet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Armour; means of defence; a piece of iron which connects the two poles of a magnet, to keep the magnetic power undiminished. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Armour which defends; a piece of iron used to connect the poles of magnets; in bot., the hairs, prickles, &c., covering an organ. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Anything which serves to defend, as hairs, prickles, thorns; spines, stings, etc.. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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