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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Armament  \Ar"ma*ment\,  n.  [L.  armamenta,  pl.,  utensils,  esp.  the 
  tackle  of  a  ship,  fr  armare  to  arm:  cf  LL  armamentum  F. 
  armement.] 
  1.  A  body  of  forces  equipped  for  war;  --  used  of  a  land  or 
  naval  force.  ``The  whole  united  armament  of  Greece.'' 
  --Glover. 
 
  2.  (Mil.  &  Nav.)  All  the  cannon  and  small  arms  collectively, 
  with  their  equipments,  belonging  to  a  ship  or  a 
  fortification. 
 
  3.  Any  equipment  for  resistance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  armament 
  n  1:  weaponry  used  by  military  or  naval  force 
  2:  the  act  of  equiping  with  weapons  in  preparation  for  war 
  [syn:  {arming},  {equipping}]  [ant:  {disarming},  {disarming}] 




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