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Synonyms for apparatus
ˌæp əˈræt əs, -ˈreɪ təsap·pa·ra·tus

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  1. apparatusnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    dynamic, mechanism, setup

  2. apparatusnoun

    A complex machine or instrument.

    Synonyms:
    machinery, instrument

  3. apparatusnoun

    An assortment of tools or instruments.

    Synonyms:
    equipment, gear, tool

  4. apparatusnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparatus, setupnoun

    equipment designed to serve a specific function

    Synonyms:
    frame-up, setup

  2. apparatusnoun

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

    "the breathing apparatus"

    Synonyms:
    setup

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apparatusnoun

    Synonyms:
    tools, instruments, utensils, means

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How to use apparatus in a sentence?

  1. Kirk Adams:

    A lot of Republicans inside the official AZ GOP apparatus have left their conservative principals behind. They're now loyal to a single man or personality versus a platform of ideas, perhaps this fever will break. But if it doesn't, it spells bad news for Republicans seeking office in this state.

  2. Yakubu Dogara:

    This further strengthens my constant call for an overhaul of the entire security apparatus of this country, it just isn't working.

  3. Hannah Arendt:

    Totalitarianism is never content to rule by external means, namely, through the state and a machinery of violence; thanks to its peculiar ideology and the role assigned to it in this apparatus of coercion, totalitarianism has discovered a means of dominating and terrorizing human beings from within.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    The only thing that's changed as a result of this opening is that now the Cuban government has more sources of money from which to build out their repressive apparatus.

  5. Nicholas Pappageorge:

    There's no way to really stop all the other cryptocurrencies, but with Facebook, they're operating in the traditional legal apparatus.

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