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English definition of “equipment”


noun [U]     /ɪˈkwɪp.mənt/
B1 the set of necessary tools , clothing , etc. for a particular purpose : office / camping / kitchen equipment electrical equipmentThings needed for a task formal the act of equipping a person or place Giving, providing and supplying Grammar:EquipmentWe use the uncountable noun equipment to mean ‘the set of things that you need for a particular purpose’, such as tools or clothing:
(Definition of equipment noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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