apparatus

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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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In continuing his genealogical analysis of apparatuses, Agamben notes that by the time the term has come into use in Foucault's context as well as in the context of contemporary common parlance, there are several splintered meanings and contexts at play.
What, then, do this genealogy and fracture between being and activity have to do with the notion of apparatuses in Foucault?
Agamben is thus suggesting that the "schizophrenic" gap that we find in modern apparatuses between being and action has been materially and discursively inherited from this theological-economic tradition and that we have yet to come fully to grips with this inheritance.
Processes and apparatuses for emission purification from steam-gas pollutants.
Having been poorly presented in printings the above mentioned topic provides an easy choice and calculation of particular kinds and types of apparatuses and gas-purification systems as a whole.

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