Meaning of APPARATUS in English

APPARATUS

transcription, транскрипция: [ æpəreɪtəs, -ræt- ]

( apparatuses)

1.

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

2.

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

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