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apparatus 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌapəˈratəs/,/-ˈrātəs/,
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apparatuses, plural;
  1. The technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose
    • - laboratory apparatus
  2. The organs used to perform a particular bodily function
    • - the specialized male and female sexual apparatus
  3. A complex structure within an organization or system
    • - the apparatus of government
  4. A collection of notes, variant readings, and other matter accompanying a printed text


  1. equipment designed to serve a specific function
  2. (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function; "the breathing apparatus"
  3. The entirety of means whereby a specific production is made existent or task accomplished; A complex machine or instrument; An assortment of tools or instruments; A bureaucratic organization, especially one influenced by political patronage; A vehicle used for emergency response
  4. One of the various pieces of equipment used in gymnastics competitions.
  5. us: m.   instruments, equipment, apparatus. This word was chosen to designate a computer.
  6. A motor-driven fire truck or a collective group of such trucks.
  7. A toy that simulates thought and is so complex that the person playing with it cannot comprehend it; its game consists of combinations of symbols contained in its program; while fully automated apparatuses have no need of human intervention, many apparatuses require humans as players and ...
  8. a machine; group of organs with a common function
  9. Bunsen burner — Calorimeter — Colorimeter — Burette — Thermometer
  10. Notes that accompany a text, such as the Greek language New Testament or Hebrew language Old Testament, giving information about textual variants found in particular ancient manuscripts and versions.
  11. North of England (Northumberland and Durham). The screening appliances upon the pit bank.
  12. Oxford: between appalling and appparel. What prepares. 1/ Way in which the parts and components of a device are set out; the actual mechanism. 2/ Set of means laid out according to a drawing. ...
  13. Fire engines, trucks, tankers, and combinations; can also refer to other equipment such as the SCBA.
  14. In the EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Directive, an "apparatus" is a finished product with an intrinsic function intended for the end user, and intended to be marketed in the European Union (EU) market as a single commercial unit. This term applies only to the EMC Directive.
  15. "all electrical and electronic appliances together with equipment and installations containing electrical and/or electronic components." [EMC Directive]
  16. Any Fire Department vehicle or boat.
  17. An electrical or mechanical system of activities intended for an intended use.