armature

See also: armaturé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French armature, from Latin armātūra (armour). Doublet of armor.

NounEdit

armature (plural armatures)

 
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  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.
    • 2014 June 24, “Google Glass go on sale in the UK for £1,000”, in The Guardian:
      It can take pictures or video from a front-facing camera, controlled by a voice command or a swipe on the right-hand armature, and is designed to display at-a-glance information on its screen which is visible only to the user.

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VerbEdit

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

  1. To provide with an armature (any sense).
    • 1940, Waldo David Frank, Chart for Rough Water: Our Role in a New World, page 147:
      T. S. Eliot had his legion of followers: the immaculate minor poet armaturing in exquisite technique a mildewed softness, and living a reminiscent universe which never existed.
    • 1985, Frederick S Clarke, Cinefantastique - Volume 15, page 48:
      "Armaturing to the larger size was just another challenge we had to face," comments Bruce.
    • 1996, Mrinalini Devi Sharma, Energy Conscious Earth Architecture for Sustainable Development:
      This essentially implies that a wide overhang and waterproof foundations are needed, and the material itself is treated by compaction, alloying or armaturing.
    • 2011, Darold A. Treffert, ‎Daniel Tammet, Islands of Genius:
      Alonzo knew instantly how to armature his horse figures, by using some self-fashioned wires, to capture the real-life motion of his stallions. Armaturing is a skill that takes some artists years to master.
    • 2012, Phil Wallace Payne, The Strivers, →ISBN:
      Good telling of happenings—fact or fiction—has talents in the tale. Beginning and end must strive to armature these.



FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin armātūra. Doublet of armure, which was inherited through Old French.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

armature f (plural armatures)

  1. framework (supportive structure)

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

armature f

  1. plural of armatura

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LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

armātūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of armātūrus