equipment

noun equip·ment \ i-ˈkwip-mənt \

Definition of equipment

1 a :the set of articles or physical resources serving to equip a person or thing: such 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 a :the equipping of a person or thing
b :the state of being equipped
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.

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First Known Use of equipment

1651


EQUIPMENT Defined for Kids

equipment

noun equip·ment \ i-ˈkwip-mənt \

Definition of equipment for Students

:supplies or tools needed for a special purpose

Law Dictionary

equipment

noun equip·ment

legal Definition of equipment

:the implements used in an operation or activity; specificallyin the Uniform Commercial Code :goods that are not inventory, farm products, or consumer goods
Note: This definition, found in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, applies to other Code articles as well.


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