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munition

[myoo-nish-uh n] /myuˈnɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
Usually, munitions. materials used in war, especially weapons and ammunition.
2.
material or equipment for carrying on any undertaking.
verb (used with object)
3.
to provide with munitions.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin mūnītiōn- (stem of mūnītiō) a fortifying, equivalent to mūnīt(us) fortified (see munite) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
unmunitioned, adjective
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Examples for munition
  • The shock hardened sub-munition fuzing should be capable of time delay functions or advanced post impact environmental sensing.
  • The sensor shall provide the capability to detect the acoustic shock wave of a supersonic unguided ballistic munition.
  • The concrete igloos built for munition storage are now leased to private industry for storage of many types of products.
  • These were originally built for munition storage and are now leased to private industry for storage of many types of products.
British Dictionary definitions for munition

munition

/mjuːˈnɪʃən/
verb
1.
(transitive) to supply with munitions
Derived Forms
munitioner, noun
Word Origin
C16: via French from Latin mūnītiō fortification, from mūnīre to fortify. See ammunition
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Word Origin and History for munition
n.

mid-15c., from Middle French municion "fortification, defense, defensive wall" (14c.), from Latin munitionem (nominative munitio) "a defending, fortification, protecting," noun of action from past participle stem of munire "to fortify," from moenia "defensive walls," related to murus "wall" (see mural). By 1530s the sense had passed through "military stores" to become "ammunition."

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