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apparatus criticus

[ap-uh-rat-uh s krit-i-kuh s, -rey-tuh s; Latin ahp-pah-rah-too s krit-i-koo s] /ˌæp əˈræt əs ˈkrɪt ɪ kəs, -ˈreɪ təs; Latin ˌɑp pɑˈrɑ tʊs ˈkrɪt ɪˌkʊs/
supplementary information, as variant readings, added to a text to provide material for study or criticism.
Origin of apparatus criticus
1860-65; < New Latin: critical apparatus Unabridged
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apparatus criticus

textual notes, list of variant readings, etc, relating to a document, esp in a scholarly edition of a text
Word Origin
Latin: critical apparatus
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