armature (plural armatures)

  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. (sculpture) A supporting framework in a sculpture.
  5. (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.
  6. 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.
  7. Armor, or a suit of armor.
  8. Any apparatus for defence.
  9. The frame of a pair of glasses.
Translations Verb

armature (armatures, present participle armaturing; past and past participle armatured)

  1. To provide with an armature (any sense).

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