Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) equipment designed to serve a specific function
  2. (noun, body) (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function

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Synonyms of Apparatus


Origin of the word Apparatus

  1. 1620s, from L. apparatus "equipment, preparation," n. of state from pp. of apparare "prepare," from ad- "to" + parare "make ready" (see pare). more

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Words that sound like Apparatus

abortus, abridge, aperiodic, aphaeretic, apheretic, aphrodisia, aphrodisiac, apparatchik

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