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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Equipment designed to serve a specific function.

Usage examples (37)
  • Scientific apparatus offers a window to knowledge, but as they grow more elaborate, scientists spend ever more time washing the windows.
  • The breathing apparatus
  • The wealth of detail in the charting of the universe carried out in recent years with this apparatus is absolutely unique.
  • Our national security apparatus is much like our healthcare system. for more
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  • A science teacher can use an "apparatus" (tools or instruments) to demonstrate the laws of physics, while a history teacher can explain the downfall of the "Apparat" (political bureaucracy of the former Russian Communist Party).
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