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Noun: apparatus  ,a-pu'ra-tus [N. Amer], ,a-pu'rey-tus [Brit]
  1. Equipment designed to serve a specific function
    - setup
  2. (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
    "the breathing apparatus"
  3. The structure by which things are made to happen in an organization
    "the Government has laid down a policy to reform the organizational apparatus at all levels"

Derived forms: apparatuses

Type of: body part, equipment

Encyclopedia: Apparatus