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equipment

[ih-kwip-muh nt] /ɪˈkwɪp mənt/
noun
1.
anything kept, furnished, or provided for a specific purpose.
2.
the act of equipping a person or thing.
3.
the state of being equipped.
4.
the personal knowledge and skill required for a task, occupation, etc.:
He has the necessary equipment for law.
5.
the rolling stock of a railroad.
Origin of equipment
1710-1720
First recorded in 1710-20; equip + -ment
Related forms
preequipment, noun
reequipment, noun
Synonyms
1. apparatus, paraphernalia, accouterment.
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equipment

/ɪˈkwɪpmənt/
noun
1.
an act or instance of equipping
2.
the items so provided
3.
a set of tools, devices, kit, etc, assembled for a specific purpose, such as a soldier's kit and weapons
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Word Origin and History for equipment
n.

1717, "things equipped;" 1748, "action of equipping;" from equip + -ment, or from French équipement. Superseding earlier equipage.

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