apparatus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin apparātus

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /æ.pəˈɹæ.təs/, /æ.pəˈɹeɪ.təs/, /æpəˈɹɑːtəs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪtəs

NounEdit

apparatus (plural apparatuses or apparatus)

  1. The entirety of means whereby a specific production is made existent or task accomplished.
  2. A complex machine or instrument.
  3. An assortment of tools or instruments.
  4. A bureaucratic organization, especially one influenced by political patronage.
  5. (firefighting) A vehicle used for emergency response.

Usage notesEdit

  • Is occasionally used as an invariant plural:
    Look at all of those apparatus.

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TranslationsEdit

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perfect passive participle of apparō (prepare).

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

apparātus m (feminine apparāta, neuter apparātum); first/second declension

  1. prepared, ready, having been prepared
  2. supplied, furnished, having been supplied
  3. magnificent, sumptuous, elaborate

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative apparātus apparāta apparātum apparātī apparātae apparāta
genitive apparātī apparātae apparātī apparātōrum apparātārum apparātōrum
dative apparātō apparātae apparātō apparātīs apparātīs apparātīs
accusative apparātum apparātam apparātum apparātōs apparātās apparāta
ablative apparātō apparātā apparātō apparātīs apparātīs apparātīs
vocative apparāte apparāta apparātum apparātī apparātae apparāta
  • comparative: apparātior, superlative: apparātissimus

NounEdit

apparātus m (genitive apparātūs); fourth declension

  1. preparation, a getting ready
  2. A providing
  3. tools, implements, instruments, engines
  4. supplies, material
  5. magnificence, splendor, pomp
  6. vocative singular of apparātus

apparātūs m

  1. genitive singular of apparātus
  2. nominative plural of apparātus
  3. accusative plural of apparātus
  4. vocative plural of apparātus

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative apparātus apparātūs
genitive apparātūs apparātuum
dative apparātuī apparātibus
accusative apparātum apparātūs
ablative apparātū apparātibus
vocative apparātus apparātūs

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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 11:23