equipment

[ih-kwip-muhnt]
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:
1710–20; equip + -ment

preequipment, noun
reequipment, noun


1. apparatus, paraphernalia, accouterment.
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equipment (ɪˈkwɪpmənt)
 
n
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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equipment
1717, things equipped; 1748, action of equipping; from equip + -ment. Superseding earlier equipage.
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Example sentences
Oversee the safe storage and appropriate warehousing of district supplies and
  equipment.
Prepare budget and determine allocation of funds for staff, supplies and
  equipment.
Order, maintain, and inventory supplies and equipment.
Price drops for semi-pro astronomy gear have put some impressive equipment in
  the hands of astrophotographer hobbyists.
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