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Synonyms for apparatus
ˌæp əˈræt əs, -ˈreɪ təs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparatus, setup(noun)

    equipment designed to serve a specific function

    Synonyms:
    frame-up, setup

  2. apparatus(noun)

    (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function

    "the breathing apparatus"

    Synonyms:
    setup

Wiktionary

  1. apparatus(noun)

    The entirety of means whereby a specific production is made existent or task accomplished.

    Synonyms:
    dynamic, mechanism, setup

  2. apparatus(noun)

    A complex machine or instrument.

    Synonyms:
    machinery, instrument

  3. apparatus(noun)

    An assortment of tools or instruments.

    Synonyms:
    equipment, gear, tool

  4. apparatus(noun)

    Synonyms:
    machine

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. apparatus

    A tool is something that is both contrived and used for extending the force of an intelligent agent to something that is to be operated upon. Those things by which pacific and industrial operations are performed are alone properly called tools, those designed for warlike purposes being designated weapons. An instrument is anything through which power is applied and a result produced; in general usage, the word is of considerably wider meaning than tool; as, a piano is a musical instrument. Instrument is the word usually applied to tools used in scientific pursuits; as, we speak of a surgeon's or an optician's instruments. An implement is a mechanical agency considered with reference to some specific purpose to which it is adapted; as, an agricultural implement; implements of war. Implement is a less technical and artificial term than tool. The paw of a tiger might be termed a terrible implement, but not a tool. A utensil is that which may be used for some special purpose; the word is especially applied to articles used for domestic or agricultural purposes; as, kitchen utensils; farming utensils. An appliance is that which is or may be applied to the accomplishment of a result, either independently or as subordinate to something more extensive or important; every mechanical tool is an appliance, but not every appliance is a tool; the traces of a harness are appliances for traction, but they are not tools. Mechanism is a word of wide meaning, denoting any combination of mechanical devices for united action. A machine in the most general sense is any mechanical instrument for the conversion of motion; in this sense a lever is a machine; but in more commonly accepted usage a machine is distinguished from a tool by its complexity, and by the combination and coordination of powers and movements for the production of a result. A chisel by itself is a tool; when it is set so as to be operated by a crank and pitman, the entire mechanism is called a machine; as, a mortising-machine. An apparatus may be a machine, but the word is commonly used for a collection of distinct articles to be used in connection or combination for a certain purpose — a mechanical equipment; as, the apparatus of a gymnasium; especially, for a collection of appliances for some scientific purpose; as, a chemical or surgical apparatus; an apparatus may include many tools, instruments, or implements. Implement is for the most part and utensil is altogether restricted to the literal sense; instrument, machine, and tool have figurative use, instrument being used largely in a good, tool always in a bad sense; machine inclines to the unfavorable sense, as implying that human agents are made mechanically subservient to some controlling will; as, an instrument of Providence; the tool of a tyrant; a political machine.

    Synonyms:
    appliance, implement, instrument, machine, mechanism, tool, utensil, weapon

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apparatus(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tools, instruments, utensils, means

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How to use apparatus in a sentence?

  1. Devin Nunes:

    As somebody who supports our national security apparatus, it bothered me that this level of information would be included in intelligence reports, because it just wasn't necessary, from my point of view -- legal or not.

  2. Salvador Dalí:

    What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdad's of his dreams to rise from the dust.

  3. Richard Neal:

    So that's the basis we proceed on, if we can't have a voluntary submission, then we use the legal apparatus that's available to us.

  4. Chris Hayes:

    Trump has every reason to believe Barr will use his new powers to aid the Presidents anti-deep state propaganda efforts, trump giving Barr unilateral authority over classification is just a huge deal in the world of Intelligence agencies. Barr will be able to override other agencies independent classification determinations. And the goal of all this here seems pretty clear. Its basically to give Sean Hannity material for his television show. So the plan, as it appears now, is essentially a kind of purge of the ideologically suspect members of the intelligence apparatus.

  5. Purvi Shah:

    There's a huge apparatus of invisible people working on this.


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