Apparatuses
Apparatus Ap"pa*ratus, n.; pl. {Apparatus}, also rarely {Apparatuses}. [L., from apparare, apparatum, to prepare; ad + prepare to make ready.] 1. Things provided as means to some end. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: A full collection or set of implements, or utensils, for a given duty, experimental or operative; any complex instrument or appliance, mechanical or chemical, for a specific action or operation; machinery; mechanism. [1913 Webster]

3. (Physiol.) A collection of organs all of which unite in a common function; as, the respiratory apparatus. [1913 Webster]


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