anything kept, furnished, or provided for a specific purpose.
the act of equipping a person or thing.
the state of being equipped.
the personal knowledge and skill required for a task, occupation, etc.: He has the necessary equipment for law.
the rolling stock of a railroad.

Origin of equipment

First recorded in 1710–20; equip + -ment
Related formspre·e·quip·ment, nounre·e·quip·ment, noun

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an act or instance of equipping
the items so provided
a set of tools, devices, kit, etc, assembled for a specific purpose, such as a soldier's kit and weapons
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Word Origin and History for equipment

1717, "things equipped;" 1748, "action of equipping;" from equip + -ment, or from French équipement. Superseding earlier equipage.

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