AskDefine | Define armature

Dictionary Definition

armature n : coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field

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English

Noun

  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. 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.

Italian

Noun

armature
  1. Plural of armatura

Extensive Definition

Armature may refer to:
armature in Czech: Armatura
armature in French: Armature
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