Apparat

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See also: apparat

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

15th century, from Latin apparātus, perhaps in part through somewhat earlier Middle Low German appārāt (14th c.). See English apparatus for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /apaˈʁaːt/
  • Rhymes: -aːt
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ap‧pa‧rat

Noun[edit]

Apparat m (genitive Apparats or Apparates, plural Apparate)

  1. apparatus, device, machine (complex instrument)
  2. (politics) apparat, apparatus (organisation, especially beaurocratic)
  3. (sciences) the entirety of an editor's critical notes to a text, (loosely also) other appended information, such as indices etc.
  4. (dated, except in expressions) Short for Telefonapparat (telephone).

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Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: aparat
  • Russian: аппара́т (apparát) (see there for further descendants)

Further reading[edit]

  • Apparat” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Apparat” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Apparat” in Duden online