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 /

noun

supplementary information, as variant readings, added to a text to provide material for study or criticism.

Nearby words

  1. appanage,
  2. appar.,
  3. apparat,
  4. apparatchik,
  5. apparatus,
  6. apparel,
  7. apparent,
  8. apparent candlepower,
  9. apparent horizon,
  10. apparent magnitude

Origin of apparatus criticus

1860–65; < New Latin: critical apparatus

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British Dictionary definitions for apparatus criticus

apparatus criticus

/ (ˈkrɪtɪkəs) /

noun

textual notes, list of variant readings, etc, relating to a document, esp in a scholarly edition of a text

Word Origin for apparatus criticus

Latin: critical apparatus

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