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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: armatura 'armor, equipment', from armare; ARM2

armature

noun
     
Related topics: Electricity
ar‧ma‧ture [countable] technical
1TPE the part of a generator, motor etc that turns around to produce electricity, movement etc
2TIP a frame that you cover with clay or other soft material to make a model

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