apparatus
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The plural of "apparatus" is "apparatus" or "apparatuses."
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (equipment)
a. el aparato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The firefighters had to wear breathing apparatus to enter the burning building.Los bomberos tuvieron que usar aparatos de respiración para poder entrar en el edificio.
b. el equipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The experiment required very complicated laboratory apparatus.El experimento necesitaba equipos de laboratorio muy complejos.
2. (structure)
a. el aparato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The new leader embarked on a complete overhaul of the party apparatus.El nuevo líder emprendió una remodelación completa del aparato del partido.
b. el sistema
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The state security apparatus pervaded every aspect of citizens' lives.El sistema de seguridad del Estado dominaba todos los aspectos de la vida ciudadana.
3. (anatomy)
a. el aparato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Apes have similar sensory apparatus to humans.Los simios tienen un aparato sensorial similar al de los seres humanos.
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apparatus
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in laboratory, gym)
a. el aparatos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
a piece of apparatusun aparato
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apparatus [ˌæpəˈreɪtəs] apparatus apparatuses
noun
1 (Anat) (Mec) aparato (m); (set of instruments) equipo (m)
2 (system) sistema (m); aparato (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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