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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Armature  \Ar"ma*ture\,  n.  (Elec.) 
  That  part  of  a  dynamo  or  electric  generator  or  of  an  electric 
  motor  in  which  a  current  is  induced  by  a  relatively  moving 
  magnetic  field.  The  armature  usually  consists  of  a  series  of 
  coils  or  groups  of  insulated  conductors  surrounding  a  core  of 
  iron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Armature  \Ar"ma*ture\,  n.  [L.  armatura  fr  armare  to  arm:  cf 
  F.  armature.  See  {Arm},  v.  t.,  {Armor}.] 
  1.  Armor;  whatever  is  worn  or  used  for  the  protection  and 
  defense  of  the  body,  esp.  the  protective  outfit  of  some 
  animals  and  plants. 
 
  2.  (Magnetism)  A  piece  of  soft  iron  used  to  connect  the  two 
  poles  of  a  magnet,  or  electro-magnet,  in  order  to  complete 
  the  circuit,  or  to  receive  and  apply  the  magnetic  force. 
  In  the  ordinary  horseshoe  magnet,  it  serves  to  prevent  the 
  dissipation  of  the  magnetic  force. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  Iron  bars  or  framing  employed  for  the 
  consolidation  of  a  building,  as  in  sustaining  slender 
  columns,  holding  up  canopies,  etc  --Oxf.  Gloss. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  armature 
  n  :  in  which  voltage  is  induced  by  motion  through  a  magnetic 
  field 




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