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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

The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief but to maintain the apparatus of addiction.
Christopher Lasch

The fully developed bureaucratic apparatus compares with other organisations exactly as does the machine with the non-mechanical modes of production.
Max Weber

The real message of the Dance opens up the vistas of life to all who have the urge to express beauty with no other instrument than their own bodies, with no apparatus and no dependence on anything other than space.
Ruth St. Denis

I was born on a farm. My strength has nothing to do with political apparatus. I get my strength from nature, from flowers.
Ariel Sharon
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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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