pre-equipment

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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