[ ap-uh-rat, ah-puh-raht ]
/ ˌæp əˈræt, ˌɑ pəˈrɑt /
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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British Dictionary definitions for apparat
/ (ˌæpəˈrɑːt) /
the Communist Party organization in the former Soviet Union and other states
Word Origin for apparat
Russian, literally: apparatus
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