Definition of “equipment” - English Dictionary

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“equipment” in British 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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  • The soldiers gave their equipment a final check before setting off.
  • Firefighters had to cut the trapped driver free using special equipment.
  • The teacher demonstrated how to use the equipment.
  • Radar equipment is used to detect enemy aircraft.
  • All of the medical equipment must be sterilized before use.

(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)