Origin: L, from apparare, apparatum, to prepare; ad _ prepare to make ready.

1. Things provided as means to some end.

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.

3. (Science: physiology) a collection of organs all of which unite in a common function; as, the respiratory apparatus.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 16,232 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link