Meaning of APPARATUS in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ æpəreɪtəs, -ræt- ]
The apparatus of an organization or system is its structure and method of operation.
For many years, the country had been buried under the apparatus of the regime.
N-VAR : with supp
Apparatus is the equipment, such as tools and machines, which is used to do a particular job or activity.
One of the boys had to be rescued by firemen wearing breathing apparatus.
N-VAR : oft supp N
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006