apparat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian аппарат (apparát, apparatus, apparat); cognate to apparatus.

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Noun[edit]

apparat (countable and uncountable, plural apparats)

  1. The Soviet machinery of state bureaucratic administration, or a similar communistic structure.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 184:
      The second thing to absorb was that, behind all the spontaneity and eroticism and generalized “festival of the oppressed” merrymaking, a grim-faced Communist apparat was making preparations for an end to the revels and a serious seizure of the state.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Apparat (device, apparatus), from Latin apparātus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aparat/, [ɑb̥ɑˈʁɑːˀd̥] or IPA(key): /apərat/, [ɑb̥əˈʁɑːˀd̥]

Noun[edit]

apparat n (singular definite apparatet, plural indefinite apparater)

  1. instrument, apparatus, appliance, machine
  2. device
  3. radio or TV set
  4. camera
  5. telephone, handset, extension
  6. machinery

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin apparatus.

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apparat m (plural apparats)

  1. pomp, ceremony

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

apparat

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of apparō

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

apparat n (definite singular apparatet, indefinite plural apparat or apparater, definite plural apparata or apparatene)

  1. mechanical or electrical device, appliance or instrument
  2. apparatus

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Noun[edit]

apparat n (definite singular apparatet, indefinite plural apparat, definite plural apparata)

  1. mechanical or electrical device, appliance or instrument
  2. apparatus

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apparat c

  1. apparatus; complex machine or instrument, often run by electricity
  2. apparatus; a bureaucratic organization, especially within the area of politics
  3. short for TV-apparat or radioapparat: TV set or radio receiver

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