[ UK /ˌæpəɹˈe‍ɪtəs/ ]
[ US /ˌæpɝˈætəs/ ]
  1. equipment designed to serve a specific function
  2. (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
    the breathing apparatus
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How To Use apparatus In A Sentence

  • In 1880 Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent on an apparatus for signalling and communicating called a Photophone.
  • a Soxhlet, or similar extraction apparatus, and extract with alcohol for All About Coffee
  • More than a dozen appliances, including 10 pumps and a breathing apparatus tender from Bolton, attended the fire which started at about 7pm.
  • All over Europe, the fringes of suburbia are blighted by the dreary apparatus of industry - undecorated sheds and dour offices in glum lots girdled by sterile acres of parking.
  • The doctor, according to very accurate calculations, found that, including the articles indispensable to his journey and his apparatus, he should have to carry a weight of 4,000 pounds; therefore he had to find out what would be the ascensional force of Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • The purpose of this (to us) strange ritual was to externalise one's grief, delegate it onto a kind of exterior apparatus (ie another human being).
  • The limit of the breathing apparatus was 45 feet. Times, Sunday Times
  • The apparatus under consideration was employed in the St. Quentin gas works during the winter of 1881-1882, without giving rise to any obstruction; and, besides, it was found that by its use there might be avoided all choking up of the pipes at the works and the city mains through naphthaline. Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882
  • The experimental setup uses a standard OCT system with an additional apparatus to rotate the sample to acquire multiple angularly displaced OCT images (displaced-reflector images).
  • His apparatus exerts a conspicuous control on the pigeon, but we must not overlook the control exerted by the pigeon.
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