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apparat

[ ap-uh-rat, ah-puh-raht ]
/ ˌæp əˈræt, ˌɑ pəˈrɑt /
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noun
an organization or existing power structure, especially a political one: a position of leadership within the party apparat; The chess apparat is not eager to change tournament rules.
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Origin of apparat

1940–45; <Russian apparát originally, scientific apparatus <German <Latin apparātus.See apparatus
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How to use apparat in a sentence

  • Toujours en son triomphe ou ses dfaites,Elle apparat gante, et son cri sonne et son nom luit.

    mile Verhaeren|Stefan Zweig
  • Pforzheim fell sidewise against the pink wall of petrol tins, still hung up by his apparat, and dribbling scarlet over the pink.

    The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
  • Un phnomne nouveau, une force nouvelle apparat, et la vie se dveloppe en vgtalit et animalit.

  • Squence La trs chre aux yeux clairs apparat sous la lune, Sous la lune phmre et mre des beaux rves.

    Very Woman|Remy de Gourmont

British Dictionary definitions for apparat

apparat
/ (ˌæpəˈrɑːt) /

noun
the Communist Party organization in the former Soviet Union and other states

Word Origin for apparat

Russian, literally: apparatus
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