Definition of “equipment” - 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 proposal we are discussing today concerns emissions from engines used in lawn mowers, power saws, leaf collection machines, pumps, generators and similar equipment.
In any event, the person responsible for the animal must not be responsible, when checks are carried out, for the equipment needed to read the microchip.
In the same way, it is important to use the tax system to promote energy-efficient vehicles and buildings, or equipment which contributes to the more rational use of energy.
Firstly, because we already have market access legislation which set limit values for many road vehicle types and for equipment used outdoors.
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.
The cultural and linguistic diversity of broadcasts must continue to be fully guaranteed and the interests of consumers and their investment in television equipment must be safeguarded.
Instead, competition needs to be given a boost, and data terminal equipment on which you can only listen to one operator should not be allowed to be made.
The identification of a harmonised sub-band for new electronic communications services will enable operators and equipment manufacturers to benefit from a market of sufficient size.