- the part of an electric machine that includes the main current-carrying winding and in which the electromotive force is induced.
- the pivoted part of an electric device, as a buzzer or relay, that is activated by a magnetic field.
- the iron or steel applied across the poles of a permanent magnet to close it, or across the poles of an electromagnet to transmit a mechanical force.
Words nearby armature
Origin of armature
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH armatureamateur armature
Examples from the Web for armature
But Tarzan is also the armature for a heady display which reaches way beyond the simple chronicling of a pop phenomenon.
Fig. 307 is a form of armature similarly constructed, but with four independent coils wound upon the four projections.
The two armature coils are in series with the field-coils and the same disposition of the shunt or short-circuit D is used.
What is the nature of the current produced in the armature coil of a magneto, that is, is it direct or alternating?Physics|Willis Eugene Tower
As armature, commutator, and shaft rotate, the brushes connect first with one segment of the commutator and then with the other.General Science|Bertha M. Clark
The armature is straight, however, the part F resting upon D.How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus|Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John