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apparatus criticus

[ ap-uh-rat-uhs -krit-i-kuhs, -rey-tuhs; Latin ahp-pah-rah-toos -krit-i-koos ]
/ ˌæp əˈræt əs ˈkrɪt ɪ kəs, -ˈreɪ təs; Latin ˌɑp pɑˈrɑ tʊs ˈkrɪt ɪˌkʊs /
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noun
supplementary information, as variant readings, added to a text to provide material for study or criticism.
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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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