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apparatus - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'apparatus' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Apparatus [ n.]
- Things provided as means to some end.
- Hence: A full collection or set of implements, or utensils, for a given duty, experimental or operative; any complex instrument or appliance, mechanical or chemical, for a specific action or operation; machinery; mechanism.
- A collection of organs all of which unite in a common function; as, the respiratory apparatus.
2 . Apparatus [ pl. ]
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Meaning of 'apparatus' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . apparatus [ n]
Meaning (1):
- (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
Example in sentence:
  • the breathing apparatus