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apparatus

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

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.
Translations of “apparatus”
in Arabic جِهاز…
in Korean 기구, 장치…
in Malaysian perkakas…
in French appareil, équipement…
in Turkish aletler…
in Italian apparecchiatura, apparecchio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 設備, 儀器, 裝置…
in Russian аппаратура…
in Polish sprzęt, aparat, aparatura…
in Vietnamese dụng cụ…
in Spanish aparato, equipamiento…
in Portuguese aparelhagem…
in Thai อุปกรณ์…
in German das Gerät…
in Catalan aparell, equip…
in Japanese (特定の目的に使用する)機材, 器具, 道具…
in Indonesian alat, aparat, peralatan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 设备, 仪器, 装置…
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