Definition of armament noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɑːməmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrməmənt//
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  1. 1[countable, usually plural] weapons, especially large guns, bombs, tanks, etc. the armaments industry See related entries: Conflict
  2. 2[uncountable] the process of increasing the amount of weapons an army or a country has, especially to prepare for war.
  3. compare disarmament
    Word Originlate 17th cent. (in the sense ‘force equipped for war’): from Latin armamentum, from armare ‘to arm’, from arma ‘armour, arms’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: armament