Apparatus meaning

ăpə-rătəs, -rātəs
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The instruments, materials, tools, etc. needed for a specific use.
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Any complex device or machine for a specific use.
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The definition of an apparatus is a device or group of objects used for a specific purpose.

Scuba gear is an example of a breathing apparatus.

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The entirety of means whereby a specific production is made existent or task accomplished.
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A group or system of organs that collectively perform a specific function or process.

The respiratory apparatus; the digestive apparatus.

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The critical and source material, usually including notes and a glossary, that accompanies a scholarly edition of a text.
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A set of organs having a specific function.

The digestive apparatus.

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The means or system by which something is kept in action or a desired result is obtained; organization.

The apparatus of government.

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The notes, indexes, glossaries, etc. of a scholarly edition of a text.
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A group or system of organs that collectively perform a specific function or process.

The respiratory apparatus; the digestive apparatus.

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An assortment of tools or instruments.
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A bureaucratic organization, especially one influenced by political patronage.
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(firefighting) A vehicle used for emergency response.
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Origin of apparatus

  • Latin apparātus preparation from past participle of apparāre to prepare ad- ad- parāre to prepare perə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin apparātus

    From Wiktionary