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apparatus

ap·pa·ra·tus

apparatus

 
 
pronunciation:
ae p rae tihs
part of speech: noun
inflections: apparatus, apparatuses
definition: tools or equipment made for a particular task.
A camera is an apparatus for taking pictures.
synonyms:
device, equipment, instrument, machinery, tool
similar words:
appliance, gadget, machine, rig, system, utensil