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Meaning of EQUIPMENT

Pronunciation:  i'kwipmunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

EQUIPMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: apparatus, appurtenances, artificial satellite, automation, cooling system, electrical system, electronic equipment, engine cooling system, equipage, fuel system, game equipment, gear, instrumentality, instrumentation, life support, life-support system, material, materiel, naval equipment, orbiter, paraphernalia, photographic equipment, radiotherapy equipment, recorder, recording equipment, recording machine, rescue equipment, robotics equipment, satellite, setup, sporting goods, sports equipment, stock-in-trade, teaching aid, test equipment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*quip"ment\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]quipement. See {Equip}.]
1. The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as
   for a voyage or expedition. --Burke.

         The equipment of the fleet was hastened by De Witt.

2. Whatever is used in equipping; necessaries for an
   expedition or voyage; the collective designation for the
   articles comprising an outfit; equipage; as, a railroad
   equipment (locomotives, cars, etc.; for carrying on
   business); horse equipments; infantry equipments; naval
   equipments; laboratory equipments.

         Armed and dight, In the equipments of a knight.

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