apparatus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin apparātus

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /æ.pəˈɹæ.təs/, /æ.pəˈɹeɪ.təs/, /æpəˈɹɑːtəs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪtəs

Noun[edit]

apparatus (plural apparatuses or apparatus)

  1. The entirety of means whereby a specific production is made existent or task accomplished.
  2. A complex machine or instrument.
  3. An assortment of tools or instruments.
  4. A bureaucratic organization, especially one influenced by political patronage.
  5. (firefighting) A vehicle used for emergency response.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Is occasionally used as an invariant plural:
    Look at all of those apparatus.

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Translations[edit]

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of apparō (prepare).

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

apparātus m (feminine apparāta, neuter apparātum); first/second declension

  1. prepared, ready, having been prepared
  2. supplied, furnished, having been supplied
  3. magnificent, sumptuous, elaborate

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative apparātus apparāta apparātum apparātī apparātae apparāta
genitive apparātī apparātae apparātī apparātōrum apparātārum apparātōrum
dative apparātō apparātae apparātō apparātīs apparātīs apparātīs
accusative apparātum apparātam apparātum apparātōs apparātās apparāta
ablative apparātō apparātā apparātō apparātīs apparātīs apparātīs
vocative apparāte apparāta apparātum apparātī apparātae apparāta

Noun[edit]

apparātus m (genitive apparātūs); fourth declension

  1. preparation, a getting ready
  2. A providing
  3. tools, implements, instruments, engines
  4. supplies, material
  5. magnificence, splendor, pomp
  6. vocative singular of apparātus

apparātūs m

  1. genitive singular of apparātus
  2. nominative plural of apparātus
  3. accusative plural of apparātus
  4. vocative plural of apparātus

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative apparātus apparātūs
genitive apparātūs apparātuum
dative apparātuī apparātibus
accusative apparātum apparātūs
ablative apparātū apparātibus
vocative apparātus apparātūs

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