Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An underlying framework or skeleton.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In architecture, the framework or skeleton of a building or part of a building, as the ribs of a groined vault, the timber or metal frame of a roof, or the iron frame supporting a stained-glass window.

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  • noun A skeletal framework; an underlying structure.
  • noun architecture Any supporting framework under a vault, roof etc.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Latin os, oss-, bone; see os.]

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From French ossature, from Latin os ("bone") + -ature.

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  • So what's the difference between an armature and an ossature?

    March 21, 2012