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Almost the entire bureaucratic apparatus was restructured to give ministers and cabinet firm control. Low, Nicholas Politics, Planning and the State (1990)They put on their breathing apparatus and went in. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They gave her breathing apparatus and taught her how to use it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is no evidence that they possessed a modern genetic apparatus. Dyson, Freeman Infinite in All Directions (1989)The limit of the breathing apparatus was 45 feet. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Meanwhile, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus search for the source of the stench. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Indeed, only the lack of breathing apparatus convinced me that we were above ground. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Firefighters using breathing apparatus were unable to save the elderly man's life. The Sun (2014)Each miner had breathing apparatus that provided an hour's worth of oxygen. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet that is a strict account of the apparatus of British government that is almost entirely misleading. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A socialist government could no more do without a bureaucratic apparatus than could a capitalist one. Low, Nicholas Politics, Planning and the State (1990)After exiting from the hatch wearing his breathing apparatus, he released the starboard charge with a heavy spanner. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When you are stressed you tighten up all the muscles and organs in your body, including your breathing apparatus. Vera Peiffer POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)More than 30 firefighters in protective gear and breathing apparatus were called in alongside paramedics to deal with the chemicals. The Sun (2009)Couldn't they use breathing apparatus? The Sun (2008)Wearing full uniform and breathing apparatus, they were challenged to pull people from a burning room as the clock ticked down. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This approach is consistent with the administration's philosophy that the best way to solve a problem is to erect yet another government apparatus. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The victim, in her thirties, was found after crew wearing breathing apparatus entered the room. The Sun (2015)The fire squad with its breathing apparatus moved slowly, like deep-sea divers. Len Deighton BomberIf this is not the case, then the bureaucratic apparatus triumphs again, and the political leaders and reformers lose. Aganbegyan, Abel Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)Profile pieces have him as the man with the Midas touch, wearing watches so chunky that they could double as gym apparatus. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Under patronage systems, politicians maintained the strength of the party apparatus by providing government jobs to individuals in exchange for their efforts on the party's behalf. Tompkins, Jonathan Human Resource Management in Government (1995)

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Translations for 'apparatus'

British English: apparatus /ˌæpəˈreɪtəs; -ˈrɑːtəs; ˈæpəˌreɪtəs/ NOUN
The apparatus of an organization or system is its structure and method of operation.
...the technical apparatus of management.
  • American English: apparatus
  • Arabic: جِهَاز
  • Brazilian Portuguese: aparelho
  • Chinese: 机构
  • Croatian: instrument
  • Czech: přístroj
  • Danish: apparat
  • Dutch: apparaat
  • European Spanish: aparato equipo
  • Finnish: laite
  • French: appareil
  • German: Apparat
  • Greek: εξοπλισμός
  • Italian: attrezzatura
  • Japanese: 器具
  • Korean: 기구
  • Norwegian: apparat
  • Polish: sprzęt
  • European Portuguese: aparelho
  • Romanian: aparat
  • Russian: аппарат
  • Spanish: aparato
  • Swedish: apparat
  • Thai: เครื่องมือ
  • Turkish: aygıt
  • Ukrainian: апарат
  • Vietnamese: cơ cấu tổ chức

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