ap·​pa·​rat | \ ˈa-pə-ˌrat How to pronounce apparat (audio) , ˌä-pə-ˈrät How to pronounce apparat (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Even if Trump is somehow reelected, the wielders of power and influence — academia, media, Wall Street, Hollywood, the big-tech oligarchs, the dominant nonprofits, and the governmental apparat — will remain deep blue for the foreseeable future. Joel Kotkin, National Review, "Blue Today, Bluer Tomorrow," 17 Sep. 2020 Sometime in late November the Chinese Communist Party apparat was aware that the ingredients of some sort of an epidemic were brewing in Wuhan. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Baroque Mastery at the Rijksmuseum," 21 Mar. 2020 Every leftist movement, from Lenin’s to Castro’s, serves first an apparat that finds ways to avoid the real consequences of its own ideological agendas — consequences that fall on the far poorer, less glamorous, and less influential others. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Two Resistances," 5 Sep. 2017

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Apparat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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