armament

[ahr-muh-muhnt]
noun
1.
the arms and equipment with which a military unit or military apparatus is supplied.
2.
a land, sea, or air force equipped for war.
3.
armor ( def 5 ).
4.
Usually, armaments. military strength collectively: the armaments race; a country without armaments.
5.
the process of equipping or arming for war.

Origin:
1690–1700; < Latin armāmenta fittings, equivalent to armā(re) to fit out (see arm2) + -menta (plural) -ment

nonarmament, noun
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armament (ˈɑːməmənt)
 
n
1.  (often plural) the weapon equipment of a military vehicle, ship, or aircraft
2.  a military force raised and armed ready for war
3.  preparation for war involving the production of equipment and arms
 
[C17: from Latin armāmenta utensils, from armāre to equip]

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armament
c.1600, "munitions of war" (especially the great guns on board a man-of-war), also "naval force equipped for war" (1699), from L. armamentum, from armare "to arm, furnish with weapons" from arma (see arm (2)).
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Example sentences
And this power idea carries with it much more mischief than the threat of sudden war and the attendant necessities of armament.
As a result of these techniques, armament programs may be dangerously delayed.
Its purpose is to serve as an inspector of great variety of armament materiel.
As a general rule, there is a great want of uniformity in the armament of this command.
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