apparatus


apparatus
Synonyms and related words:
Bunsen burner, Erlenmeyer flask, Kipp generator, accouterments, alembic, appliance, appliances, appointments, appurtenances, armament, aspirator, bag and baggage, baggage, beaker, blowpipe, burette, capillary tube, condenser, contraption, contrivance, conveniences, crucible, deflagrating spoon, desiccator, device, distiller, duffel, dunnage, equipage, equipment, etna, facilities, facility, fittings, fixtures, furnishings, furniture, gadget, gear, gimcrack, gimmick, gizmo, habiliments, hand tool, impedimenta, implement, installations, instrument, kit, luggage, machine, machinery, materiel, matrass, means, mechanical device, munition, munitions, outfit, paraphernalia, pestle and mortar, pipette, plant, plumbing, power tool, precision balance, precision tool, provisions, reagent bottle, receiver, retort, rig, rigging, speed tool, still, stock-in-trade, supplies, tackle, tackling, test tube, things, tool, traps, utensil, utensils

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  • Apparatus — Ap pa*ratus, n.; pl. {Apparatus}, also rarely {Apparatuses}. [L., from apparare, apparatum, to prepare; ad + prepare to make ready.] 1. Things provided as means to some end. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: A full collection or set of implements, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apparatus — Ap pa*ratus, n.; pl. {Apparatus}, also rarely {Apparatuses}. [L., from apparare, apparatum, to prepare; ad + prepare to make ready.] 1. Things provided as means to some end. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: A full collection or set of implements, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apparatus — index appliance, device (mechanism), equipment, expedient, facility (instrumentality), instrument ( …   Law dictionary

  • apparatus — (n.) 1620s, from L. apparatus tools, implements, equipment; preparation, a preparing, noun of state from pp. stem of apparare prepare, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + parare make ready (see PARE (Cf. pare)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • apparatus — [n1] equipment with a purpose accoutrement, appliance, black box*, contraption, device, dingbat, doodad*, doohickey*, furnishings, gaff*, gear, gimcrack*, gimmick, gizmo*, grabber*, habiliments, idiot box*, implement, jigger*, job*, machine,… …   New thesaurus

  • apparatus — ► NOUN (pl. apparatuses) 1) the equipment needed for a particular activity or purpose. 2) a complex structure within an organization: the apparatus of government. ORIGIN Latin, from apparare make ready for …   English terms dictionary

  • apparatus — 1 *equipment, gear, tackle, outfit, paraphernalia, machinery, materiel Analogous words: tool, *implement, utensil, instrument: network, *system, scheme 2 *machine, mechanism, machinery, engine, motor Analogous words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • apparatus — is normally pronounced with rat as in rate (not as in part). The plural is apparatuses …   Modern English usage

  • apparatus — /ap euh rat euhs, ray teuhs/, n., pl. apparatus, apparatuses. 1. a group or combination of instruments, machinery, tools, materials, etc., having a particular function or intended for a specific use: Our town has excellent fire fighting apparatus …   Universalium