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armamentarium

[ahr-muh-muh n-tair-ee-uh m, -men-] /ˌɑr mə mənˈtɛər i əm, -mɛn-/
noun, plural armamentaria
[ahr-muh-muh n-tair-ee-uh, -men-] /ˌɑr mə mənˈtɛər i ə, -mɛn-/ (Show IPA)
1.
the aggregate of equipment, methods, and techniques available to one for carrying out one's duties:
The stethoscope is still an essential part of the physician's armamentarium.
2.
a fruitful source of devices or materials available or used for an undertaking:
The new arts center is an armamentarium for creative activity.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin armāmentārium armory, equivalent to armāment(a) (see armament) + -ārium -arium
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Examples for armamentarium
  • Before doctors had an armamentarium of high-tech cures, they really had to talk to and listen to their patients.
British Dictionary definitions for armamentarium

armamentarium

/ˌɑːməmɛnˈtɛərɪəm/
noun (pl) -iums, -ia (-ɪə)
1.
the items that comprise the material and equipment used by a physician in his professional practice
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Word Origin and History for armamentarium
n.

1874, Latin, literally "little arsenal," from armamentum (see armament). Englished as armamentary (1731).

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armamentarium in Medicine

armamentarium ar·ma·men·tar·i·um (är'mə-měn-târ'ē-əm)
n. pl. ar·ma·men·tar·i·ums or ar·ma·men·tar·i·a (-ē-ə)
The complete equipment of a physician or medical institution, including drugs, books, supplies, and instruments.

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