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apparatus

1. a collection of instruments, machines, tools, parts, or other equipment used for a particular purpose
2. a machine having a specific function
3. Anatomy any group of organs having a specific function

apparatus

[‚ap·ə′rad·əs]
(science and technology)
A compound instrument designed to carry out a specific function.
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The petroleum industry, and the federal and state political apparati, have no monopoly, or even significant market share, of these vital commodities, if current events in the Gulf of Mexico afford insight.
Feasibility tests of the rubber as a connector seal for proton accelerator cooling water-pipe and as an airproof seal for vacuum apparati are currently underway.
Various conjugate reinforcement apparati were used to test the reinforcement control of episodic stimuli.
Her technical apparati reconstruct and ultimately endorse a modern plantation economy, the structural paradigm within which she negotiated political, personal, and rhetorical conflicts between her status and her responses to black poverty, black migration, white terrorism, and white demagoguery.
This reagent had been used in the early 20th Century to determine urea with manometric apparati for clinical applications (Taylor and Vadgama 1992), but was applied to ammonium and urea in fertilisers using photometric (Halasz et al.
In turn, I argue that while Nass River Indians celebrates audio and visual apparati as technologies of preservation that register the salvaging potential of modern ethnography, the mobilization of these instruments on the colonial frontier effectively inscribes "a kind of death in life" that marks the native other with the sign of extinction.
Pfeiffer developed the complex machine, which was one of the prototype apparati in the field.
they function as cultural apparati for the production of raced
As a result, these were often extra lavish occasions with apparati, hangings, music, special sweets, and distinguished visitors from family and ecclesiastical authorities.
Bietti, La Morte e la gloria: apparati funebri medicei per Filippo II di Spagna e Margherita d'Austria, Florence, 1999, p.
The tendril-climbing Lescuropteris genuina is characterized by tiny stomatal apparati (Fig.
Level 1 consisted of manipulanda only, Level 2 consisted of swinging and climbing apparati only, and Level 3 consisted of manipulanda and swinging/climbing apparati combined.