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equipment

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noun equip·ment \i-ˈkwip-mənt\

Simple Definition of equipment

  • : supplies or tools needed for a special purpose

  • : the act of equipping someone or something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of equipment

  1. 1 a :  the set of articles or physical resources serving to equip a person or thing: as (1) :  the implements used in an operation or activity :  apparatus <sports equipment> (2) :  all the fixed assets other than land and buildings of a business enterprise (3) :  the rolling stock of a railway b :  a piece of such equipment

  2. 2 a :  the equipping of a person or thing b :  the state of being equipped

  3. 3 :  mental or emotional traits or resources :  endowment

Examples of equipment in a sentence

  1. The photographer came early to set up his equipment.

  2. I'm looking for a hobby that doesn't require a lot of fancy equipment.

  3. an expensive piece of medical equipment

  4. Not enough funds were provided for the equipment of the troops.



1651

First Known Use of equipment

1651

Rhymes with equipment


EQUIPMENT Defined for Kids

equipment

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noun equip·ment \i-ˈkwip-mənt\

Definition of equipment for Students

  1. :  supplies or tools needed for a special purpose




Law Dictionary

equipment

noun equip·ment

Legal Definition of equipment

  1. :  the implements used in an operation or activity; specifically in the Uniform Commercial Code :  goods that are not inventory, farm products, or consumer goods



Additional Notes on equipment

This definition, found in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, applies to other Code articles as well.



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