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apparatus

noun [C usually singular] (ORGANIZATION)    /ˌæp.əˈreɪ.təs/ US  /-ˈræt̬.əs/ (plural apparatuses)
an organization or system, especially a political one: The whole apparatus of communism was already falling apart.Systems of government
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