apparatus
Pronunciation
  • (British, America, South Africa, India)
    • IPA: /æ.pəˈɹeɪ.təs/
  • (America, Canada, Philippines)
    • IPA: /æ.pəˈɹæ.təs/
  • (British, Aus, New Zealand, South Africa, Jamaica)
    • IPA: /æpəˈɹɑːtəs/
Noun

apparatus (plural apparatuses)

  1. The entirety of means whereby a specific production is made existent or task accomplished.
    Synonyms: dynamic, mechanism, setup
  2. A complex machine or instrument.
    Synonyms: device, instrument, machinery
  3. An assortment of tools and instruments.
    Synonyms: tools, gear, equipment
  4. A bureaucratic organization, especially one influenced by political patronage.
    Synonyms: machine
  5. (firefighting) A vehicle used for emergency response.
  6. (gymnastics) Any of the equipment on which the gymnasts perform their movements.
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