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Definition of Apparatus


  1. of Apparatus
  2. Things provided as means to some end.
  3. 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.
  4. A collection of organs all of which unite in a common function; as, the respiratory apparatus.

Apparatus Quotations

What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.
Salvador Dali

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
Ambrose Bierce

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
Norman Cousins

I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us through fear.
Billy Corgan

The right wing has had a radio apparatus for years and years, so they've had minor leagues - they've had local rightwing guys who've become national rightwing guys, and who build slowly, and that's how it goes. We haven't had that. It isn't like we have a farm team.
Al Franken
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Apparatus Translations

apparatus in Afrikaans is toestel
apparatus in Danish is apparat
apparatus in Dutch is apparaat, hulpmiddelen, inrichting
apparatus in Finnish is koje
apparatus in Italian is meccanismo, equipaggio, apparecchio
apparatus in Latin is supellex supellectilis
apparatus in Norwegian is apparat
apparatus in Portuguese is instrumento, aparelho
apparatus in Spanish is aparato, utensilo, equipo
apparatus in Swedish is attiralj, apparat

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