equipment

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EtymologyEdit

From equip +‎ -ment, or from French équipement.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/
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NounEdit

equipment (usually uncountable, plural equipments)

  1. The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition.
    • 1756-1761, David Hume, The History of England:
      The equipment of the fleet was therefore hastened by de Witt ; in hopes that , by striking at first a successful blow , he might inspire courage into the dismayed States
  2. Whatever is used in equipping something or someone, for example things needed for an expedition or voyage.
    • 2013 July 11, Jo Confino, “How technology has stopped evolution and is destroying the world”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Tompkins is considered a hero in the deep ecology movement and works hand in hand with his wife Kris, the former CEO of the outdoor clothing and equipment company Patagonia.
    • 1851, Henry Longfellow, The Golden Legend
      Armed and dight, In the equipments of a knight.

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