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.

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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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