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ap·pa·rat·us / ˌapəˈratəs; -ˈrātəs/ • n. (pl. -us·es ) 1. the equipment needed for a particular activity or purpose: laboratory apparatus. ∎  the organs used to perform a particular bodily function: the specialized male and female sexual apparatus. 2. a complex structure within an organization or system: the apparatus of government.

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apparatus

apparatus XVII. — L. apparātus, f. apparāre make ready, f. AP- + parāre PREPARE.

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apparatus

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