equipment

noun
equip·​ment | \ i-ˈkwip-mənt How to pronounce equipment (audio) \

Definition of equipment

1a : 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
2a : 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

The photographer came early to set up his equipment. I'm looking for a hobby that doesn't require a lot of fancy equipment. an expensive piece of medical equipment Not enough funds were provided for the equipment of the troops.
Recent Examples on the Web Massey racked up a lot of expenses traveling back and forth to his home in Maryland, and for textbooks and other equipment. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 19 May 2022 Companies need to exhaustively clean the facility and equipment, retrain staff, repeatedly test and document there is no contamination. Zeke Miller And Kevin Freking, Anchorage Daily News, 19 May 2022 Meanwhile, Russia continues to suffer heavy losses of men and equipment, prompting Western military experts to question how much longer the Russians will be able to sustain offensive operations. Liz Sly, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 Factors including extreme weather and equipment needs have created a bottleneck amid the war in Ukraine. Rochelle Toplensky, WSJ, 19 May 2022 The lot where Hess used to store materials and equipment for his landscaping business is now home to Hess’ Landscape Nursery. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, 18 May 2022 Manufacturing challenges, meanwhile, affected the production of steel fabrications, roofing, insulation, windows, electrical gear, cabinets, flooring and equipment. Christelle Rohaut, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Companies need to exhaustively clean the facility and equipment, retrain staff, repeatedly test and document there is no contamination. Zeke Miller And Kevin Freking, Chicago Tribune, 18 May 2022 Shinhwa began its Auburn facility in 2019, and announced a $42 million expansion in last November to add high-pressure aluminum die casting and post-processing equipment. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 17 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of equipment

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Last Updated

21 May 2022

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“Equipment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equipment. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for equipment

equipment

noun
equip·​ment | \ i-ˈkwip-mənt How to pronounce equipment (audio) \

Kids Definition of equipment

: supplies or tools needed for a special purpose

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Legal Definition of equipment

: the implements used in an operation or activity specifically, in 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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