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Meaning of ARMATURE

Pronunciation:  '├órmuchur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field

ARMATURE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: coil, electric motor, electromagnet, rotor, rotor coil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ar"ma*ture\, n. [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) 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.) Iron bars or framing employed for the
       consolidation of a building, as in sustaining slender
       columns, holding up canopies, etc. --Oxf. Gloss.
  2. \Ar"ma*ture\, n. (Elec.)
    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