- 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.
Origin of armature
Examples from the Web for armature
Contemporary Examples of armature
But Tarzan is also the armature for a heady display which reaches way beyond the simple chronicling of a pop phenomenon.The Original Sexy Beast
July 2, 2009
Historical Examples of armature
Simple, Simplex: without process, armature, or appendage of any kind.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Let A represent the armature, with a pair of grooves (B) for the wires.
By means of the armature, vibrating in front of a magnet, we can see its manifestations.
He knows the injury to the armature was done in our shop and that we are responsible for it.
When he emerged, it was with the avowed belief that the armature had been defective when received.
Word Origin for armature
c.1400, "an armed force," from Latin armatura "armor, equipment," from armatus, past participle of armare "to arm, furnish with weapons" from arma (see arm (n.2)). Meaning "armor" is mid-15c.; that of "protective covering of a plant or animal" is from 1660s. Electromagnetic sense is from 1835.