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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
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apparatus

[‚ap·ə′rad·əs]
(science and technology)
A compound instrument designed to carry out a specific function.
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Apparati di La Vita di Benvenuto Cellini seguita dai Trattati dell'oreficeria e della scultura e dagli scritti sull'arte.
This universal structure is determined by both the biological form of our perceptual apparati and the physical and chemical features of the objects being perceived and does not change because of culture.
One problem initially encountered was non-standardized fire equipment, where fire hose fittings on assisting fire apparati from other cities did not fit Baltimore's hydrants.
Felici et al., "Preconsolidation of pictorial layers in frescoes, the high performance of CSGI's method based on nanolime evaluated by OPD team in Agnolo Gaddi's La Leggenda della Vera Croce, Santa Croce, Firenze," in Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress Il consolidamento degli apparati architettonici e decorativi.
Catacutan said EDC also wanted to find out how the workers got poisoned when they were supposed to be equipped with with self-contained air breathing apparati.
Dragnea (2002) believes that the development of resistance is reflected in the increased functional capacity of the respiratory, nervous, cardiovascular system, of the metabolism, and also in the ability to coordinate the rest of the systems and apparati that are found in the human body.
After Yeats/Eliot/Pound/Joyce/Beckett, there now seems less necessity for scholarly readers; (10) the pleasure of the text comes through more directly (if with less complexity) in the works discussed in "Other Occasions." No need with Trevor, McGahern, and Doyle of the burden of apparati that attaches to Yeats (and in slightly lesser degrees to Eliot, Pound, and Joyce).
"Sexual assaults are a malicious weapon that the authorities and their security apparati use to shut up opposition.
"DiGiT" affirmatively paled compared to what followed--the evening's major offense, Timothy Andres's "Crashing Through Fences" for piccolo, glockenspiel, and drums, a brain-damaging assault on listeners' delicate hearing and sound-center processing apparati. This terroristic thought experiment in cognitive dissonance and shock would've been best let as such.
Although Lomax does not have an Orientalist project (he is not a colonizer), his methodology is similar to the Orientalist who used Humanistic apparati to (de) mystify Asia.