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- apparatus:  Etymologically, apparatus is ‘equipment that has been prepared for a particular use’. The word is borrowed from Latin apparātus, the past participle of the compound verb apparāre, formed from the prefix ad- and parāre ‘make ready’ (source of prepare ‘make ready in advance’, and related to parent). At the beginning of the 17th century, the related but anglicized form apparate put in a brief appearance in the language (possibly borrowed from French apparat), but within 20 years apparatus had supplanted it.
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- apparatus (n.)
- 1620s, from Latin apparatus "tools, implements, equipment; preparation, a preparing," noun of state from past participle stem of apparare "prepare," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + parare "make ready" (see pare).
- 1. They lacked the scientific personnel to develop the technical apparatus much further.
- 2. a piece of laboratory apparatus
- 3. A nuclear reactor is the apparatus in which atoms are split.
- 4. I nearly suffocated when the pipe of my breathing apparatus came adrift.
- 5. The breathing apparatus includes the nose, throat and lungs.
- 呼吸器官包括鼻 、 咽喉及肺.
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