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apparatus

noun uk   /ˌæp.əˈreɪ.təs/  us   /-ˈræt̬.əs/ (plural apparatuses)

apparatus noun (EQUIPMENT)

[U or C] a set of equipment or tools or a machine that is used for a particular purpose: a piece of apparatus The divers checked their breathing apparatus.

apparatus noun (ORGANIZATION)

[C usually singular] an organization or system, especially a political one: The whole apparatus of communism was already falling apart.
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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