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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 19th century


The medicines, equipment, and techniques available to a medical practitioner; the collection of weapons and military equipment in a country's possession.


A collection of resources available for a certain purpose.

Examples of Armamentarium in a sentence

"The clinic's armamentarium should always be well stocked."

"Parents of a newborn are always surprised how fast their armamentarium of diapers dwindles."

About Armamentarium

This word comes from the Latin “little arsenal,” from “armamenta,” meaning “implements, weapons.” It entered English as “armamentary” in the 18th century.

Did you Know?

While “armamentarium” refers to a doctor’s tools in general, it's a popular name for medical supply companies, and across video game and role-playing databases. The overall meaning of “a collection of resources” makes the term useful for many scenarios.

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