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See also: tool kit



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tool +‎ kit


toolkit (plural toolkits)

  1. A set of tools kept together, especially comprising all the tools suitable for some particular type of work.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 119:
      The culture of Ice Age humanity expresses a steady growth in the complexity of the tool kit, and a steady growth in complexity of artistic development.
  2. (by extension) A set of personal abilities, skills, or resources to draw on.
  3. (computing) A set of software tools or components.
    • 1986, PC Mag, volume 5, number 17, page 221:
      Morgan Computing Co.'s Disk Toolkit is the perfect program for speed demons who want a more flexible way to wield DEBUG's power.
  4. (India, politics) A set of guidelines or instructions.
  5. (India, politics, derogatory) Instructions to organise a protest.

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Unadapted borrowing from English toolkit.


toolkit m (plural toolkits)

  1. (computing) toolkit (set of basic components for developing software)