Definitions for: Armature

[n] coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

See Also: coil, electric motor, electromagnet, rotor, rotor coil

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