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equipment

[ih-kwip-muh nt] /ɪˈkwɪp mənt/
noun
1.
anything kept, furnished, or provided for a specific purpose.
2.
the act of equipping a person or thing.
3.
the state of being equipped.
4.
the personal knowledge and skill required for a task, occupation, etc.:
He has the necessary equipment for law.
5.
the rolling stock of a railroad.
Origin of equipment
1710-1720
1710-20; equip + -ment
Related forms
preequipment, noun
reequipment, noun
Synonyms
1. apparatus, paraphernalia, accouterment.
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  • An army was organized; weapons and equipment were assembled.

    The White Invaders Raymond King Cummings
  • The Bines what-not in the sitting-room was grimly orthodox in its equipment.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • The whole of the stores, equipment, as well as the troops, were landed from end to end of the beach.

    Australia in Arms Phillip F.E. Schuler
  • This includes the total weight of the machine and equipment, and also the operator.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • It was while they were sitting around the fire that Dicky's mind turned to the remainder of the Indian's equipment.

    Ethel Morton at Rose House Mabell S. C. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for equipment

equipment

/ɪˈkwɪpmənt/
noun
1.
an act or instance of equipping
2.
the items so provided
3.
a set of tools, devices, kit, etc, assembled for a specific purpose, such as a soldier's kit and weapons
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Word Origin and History for equipment
n.

1717, "things equipped;" 1748, "action of equipping;" from equip + -ment, or from French équipement. Superseding earlier equipage.

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