apparatus criticus

apparatus criticus

[ap-uh-rat-uhs krit-i-kuhs, -rey-tuhs; Latin ahp-pah-rah-toos krit-i-koos]
noun
supplementary information, as variant readings, added to a text to provide material for study or criticism.

Origin:
1860–65; < Neo-Latin: critical apparatus

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apparatus criticus (ˈkrɪtɪkəs)
 
n
textual notes, list of variant readings, etc, relating to a document, esp in a scholarly edition of a text
 
[Latin: critical apparatus]

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