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apparatus

noun  /ˌæp·əˈræt̬·əs/ (plural apparatuses or apparatus) us  

apparatus noun (EQUIPMENT)

[C/U] a set of equipment, tools, or a machine that is used for a particular purpose: [C] The garage had an apparatus to lift cars up.

apparatus noun (SYSTEM)

[C] a system or organization: Technology has moved so fast, the old regulatory apparatus can’t be made to apply to the Internet.
(Definition of apparatus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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