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apparatus
American English: /ˌæpəˈrædəs/
, /ˌæpəˈreɪdəs/
British English: /ˌapəˈreɪtəs/

Translation of apparatus in Spanish:

noun plural apparatus

uncountable or countable
  • 1 (equipment) a piece of apparatus
    un aparato
    breathing apparatus
    equipo (masculine) de respiración
    teaching apparatus
    Example sentences
    • There would also be more discussions on matters such as better emergency training and equipment, including breathing apparatus for rail staff and the strengthening of drivers' cabs.
    • They will be wearing breathing apparatus and protective equipment.
    • We were then shown all the various equipment, apparatus and tools aboard the engines, which have to be checked and cleaned daily.
  • 3 (organization) (Politics) the apparatus of government
    el aparato de gobierno
    Example sentences
    • Faced with centrally organized and bureaucratic state apparatuses, dissident actors can adjust organizationally, moving towards more networked forms of organization.
    • Serious art over the next period will come into greater and greater conflict with the framework of the profit system and its political apparatus.
    • It then undertook the dismantling of much of its socialist policy and organisational structure but not its political apparatuses - thereby earning derision on both counts.

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