Meaning of “equipment” in the English Dictionary

"equipment" in English

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equipmentnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪˈkwɪp.mənt/ us /ɪˈkwɪp.mənt/

B1 the set of necessary tools, clothing, etc. for a particular purpose:

electrical equipment

formal the act of equipping a person or place

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(Definition of “equipment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"equipment" in American English

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equipmentnoun [ U ]

us /ɪˈkwɪp·mənt/

the set of tools, clothing, etc., needed for a particular activity or purpose:

(Definition of “equipment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"equipment" in Business English

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equipmentnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ us

the machinery, tools, etc. that you need to do a job:

What are the estimated start-up costs for real estate, construction, and equipment?
Industrial machinery and equipment orders have risen by 2.7%.
People want to know exactly what they're getting when they buy a piece of equipment.
install/use/supply equipment
buy/purchase/hire equipment

(Definition of “equipment” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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The problem here of course is that privacy will suffer, as now anybody with the permission to do so can install their own equipment at exchanges and switchboards.
The directive finally adopted covered only two specific types of work equipment: mobile equipment and equipment for lifting loads which are very important areas in their own right.
Digitalisation means that there will be challenges, especially perhaps for public service broadcasters which cannot subsidise the extra equipment required in the same way that conventional broadcasters can.
We agree entirely with the demands made regarding service quality standards, environmental protection, technical equipment for airports and air traffic control, including safety issues.
I want to bring a delegation from the construction equipment manufacturers to see him as soon as possible to address their issues as well.
The potential impact on the internal market for this equipment of a delay in amending the legislation must not be overlooked.
There are gases, such as sulphur hexafluoride, for which there are no alternatives and which thus constitute exceptions, because vital equipment depends on such gases.
Whether by purchasing clean and economical official cars, refuse lorries, electronic equipment or investing in energy-efficient buildings, governments are ideally placed to address this problem.
Of course cooperation and economics go hand in hand, but we know that for our troops the equipment and the training are what count.
If there were a major disaster the equipment in these countries would be insufficient even if it were used in combination.