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equipment

Definition:

an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Related to:

equip

Plural:

equipments

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

equip. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

"things equipped"; 1748, "action of equipping"; from "equip" + "-ment", or from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

equipment

an act or instance of equipping | the items so provided | a set of tools, devices, kit, etc, assembled for a specific purpose, such as a soldier's kit ... (27 of 482 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/equipment

Merriam-Webster:

equipment | endowment [synonym, sense-specific] | apparatus [synonym, sense-specific] | accoutrements [synonym, sense-specific] | gear [synonym, sense-specific] | hardware [synonym, sense-specific] | kit [British, synonym, sense-specific] | material [synonym, sense-specific] | matériel [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the set of articles or physical resources serving to equip a person or ... | the equipping of a person or thing ; the state of being equipped | mental ... (28 of 194 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/equipment

Wikipedia:

Equipment

may refer to: Tools ; Camping equipment ; Military equipment ; Roman military personal equipment ; Sports equipment ; Heavy equipment ; Self-propelled passenger equipment ; Medical equipment ; Diving equipment ; Materiel ; Rock-climbing equipment ; Vox... (38 of 131 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Equipment

Macmillan British Dictionary:

equipment [uncountable]

the tools, machines, or other things that you need for a particular job or ... | the personal qualities that you need in order to be able to do ... (28 of 90 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/equipment

Oxford Dictionary:

equipment

the necessary items for a particular purpose | the process of supplying someone or something with necessary equipment | mental resources (19 of 75 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/equipment

Wiktionary:

equipment | equipments [non-standard, plural] | equipage [synonym, sense-specific]

The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition. | Whatever is used in equipping; necessaries for an expedition or voyage; the collective designation for the articles comprising an outfit; equipage; as, a railroad ... (40 of 64 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/equipment

Random House Dictionary:

equipment | eqpt. [abbreviation]

anything kept, furnished, or provided for a specific purpose. | the act of equipping a person or thing. | the state of being equipped. | the personal ... (24 of 56 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/equipment

American Heritage Dictionary:

equipment

The act of equipping or the state of being equipped. | Something with which a person, an organization, or a thing is equipped. | The rolling stock ... (25 of 48 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equipment

New World Dictionary:

equipment | eqpt [abbreviation]

an equipping or being equipped | whatever a person, group, or thing is equipped with; the special things needed for some purpose; supplies, ... (22 of 48 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equipment

Cambridge Dictionary:

equipment

the set of necessary tools, clothing, etc. for a particular purpose | [formal] the act of equipping a person or place (20 of 28 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/equipment

Britannica Encyclopedia:

instrumentation [music] | orchestration [synonym]

in music, arrangement or composition for instruments. Most authorities make little distinction between the words instrumentation and orchestration. ... (18 of 972 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/289418​/instrumentation

instrumentation [technology]

in technology, the development and use of precise measuring equipment. Although the sensory organs of the human body can be extremely sensitive and ... (23 of 879 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/289430​/instrumentation

Columbia Encyclopedia:

orchestra and orchestration | orchestra | orchestration | instrumentation

an orchestra is a musical ensemble of mixed instruments based on strings and winds, under the direction of a conductor, employing four classes of ... (24 of 71 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0836790​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

equipment

the tools, clothing, or other items needed for a particular activity or purpose | the intellectual and emotional resources that enable somebody to ... (22 of 86 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608968​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

equipment

First use: 1717

Origin: "things equipped"; 1748, "action of equipping"; from "equip" + "-ment", or from French équipement. Superseding earlier "equipage".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=equipment

Oxford Dictionary:

equipment

First use: early 18th century

Origin: French équipement, from équiper "equip"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/equipment

Wiktionary:

equipment

Origin: equip + -ment

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/equipment

equip | equipped [past tense] | equipt [past participle] | equipping [present participle] | equips [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: French équiper ("to supply, fit out"), originally said of a ship, Old French esquiper ("to embark"); of Germanic origin; akin to Gothic ____ (skip, "ship"). Compare with Old High German scif, German... (32 of 40 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/equip

-ment | ⠰⠞

Origin: Late Latin -amentum, from -mentum via Old French -ment.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ment

Audio references

Wiktionary:

equipment

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "equipment"

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Collins Dictionary:

equipment

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "equipment"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/equipment

Macmillan British Dictionary:

equipment [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "equipment"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/equipment

Macmillan American Dictionary:

equipment [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "equipment"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/equipment

Cambridge Dictionary:

equipment

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "equipment"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "equipment"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/equipment

the Free Dictionary:

equipment

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "equipment"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "equipment"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "equipment" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/equipment

Google Dictionary:

equipment

Audio: English pronunciation of "equipment"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

equipment

Audio: North American pronunciation of "equipment"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=equipm​01 word=equipment

YourDictionary Audio:

equipment

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "equipment" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equipment

freedictionary.org:

equipment

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "equipment" by speech synthesizer

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