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  • nounequipment with a purpose
  • nounorganization or system

synonyms for apparatus

  • appliance
  • device
  • gear
  • gizmo
  • machine
  • machinery
  • means
  • mechanism
  • accoutrement
  • contraption
  • dingbat
  • doodad
  • doohickey
  • furnishings
  • gaff
  • gimcrack
  • gimmick
  • grabber
  • implement
  • jigger
  • job
  • outfit
  • paraphernalia
  • provisions
  • setup
  • stuff
  • supplies
  • tackle
  • thingamajig
  • tools
  • utensils
  • whatchamacallit
  • whatsis
  • widget
  • black box
  • idiot box
  • whosis
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The scenarios laid out by the Transition Integrity Project and Foley shouldn’t be taken as definite outcomes, but they do make clear that the rickety apparatus governing our electoral process could collapse if key actors decide to push against it.
WHAT IF TRUMP LOSES AND WON’T LEAVE?GEOFFREY SKELLEY (GEOFFREY.SKELLEY@ABC.COM)SEPTEMBER 14, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The increase in Hong Kong’s oppressive policies under the new national security law has created fear that the universal testing scheme is just another apparatus of state control.
HONG KONG’S CITYWIDE COVID-19 TESTING HAS BECOME A BAROMETER OF PUBLIC TRUSTEAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Endorsing fewer candidates is part of a longer-term approach as the group’s political apparatus has grown more sophisticated.
PROGRESSIVE GROUPS ARE GETTING MORE SELECTIVE IN TARGETING INCUMBENTS. IS IT WORKING?NATHANIEL RAKICH (NATHANIEL.RAKICH@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 21, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Studies have shown that it’s easy to identify riders using this information, providing the city government with a massive surveillance apparatus.
RIDER SURVEILLANCE POSES THREAT TO LGBTQ PRIVACYCHRISTOPHER WOODAUGUST 7, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
He set up the apparatus in his woodshop and filmed himself coughing without and with a mask.
WHY SCIENTISTS SAY WEARING MASKS SHOULDN’T BE CONTROVERSIALTINA HESMAN SAEYJUNE 26, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Previous experiments have studied Bose-Einstein condensates on a rocket shot into space that quickly fell back to Earth and in a tower that launched an apparatus upward and let it fall back down.
THIS WEIRD QUANTUM STATE OF MATTER WAS MADE IN ORBIT FOR THE FIRST TIMEEMILY CONOVERJUNE 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
“The sepoys have come in from Meerut,” he announced with the slow tick of the earliest form of apparatus.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
While the test is somewhat tedious, all the manipulations are simple and require no apparatus but flasks, test-tubes, and funnels.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Hydrogen sulphid is easily prepared in the simple apparatus shown in Fig. 30.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The endless miles of railways, the vast apparatus of the factories, the soaring structures of the cities bear easy witness to it.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
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WORDS RELATED TO APPARATUS

  • accessory
  • accoutrement
  • apparatus
  • dress
  • equipment
  • gear
  • material
  • paraphernalia
  • rig
  • tackle
  • trappings
  • turnout
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