apparatus Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"apparatus" in British English

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apparatusnoun

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 ​particularpurpose: a piece of apparatus The ​diverscheckedtheirbreathing apparatus.

apparatus noun (ORGANIZATION)

[C usually singular] an ​organization or ​system, ​especially a ​political one: The ​whole apparatus of ​communism was already ​fallingapart.
(Definition of apparatus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"apparatus" in American English

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apparatusnoun

 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 ​particularpurpose: [C] The ​garage had an apparatus to ​liftcars up.

apparatus noun (SYSTEM)

[C] a ​system or ​organization: Technology has moved so ​fast, the ​oldregulatory apparatus can’t be made to ​apply to the ​Internet.
(Definition of apparatus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “apparatus”
in Korean 기구, 장치…
in Arabic جِهاز…
in Malaysian perkakas…
in French appareil, équipement…
in Russian аппаратура…
in Chinese (Traditional) 設備, 儀器, 裝置…
in Italian apparecchiatura, apparecchio…
in Turkish aletler…
in Polish sprzęt, aparat, aparatura…
in Spanish aparato, equipamiento…
in Vietnamese dụng cụ…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 设备, 仪器, 装置…
in Indonesian alat, aparat, peralatan…
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