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Words nearby fitment
What does fitment mean?
The word fitment can be used as a general term for a variety of objects used as fittings, furnishings, fixtures, and other kinds of equipment.
A fitment can be a part of a machine, especially an accessory that’s attached to another part of the assembly.
The plural form of the word, fitments, is used to refer to the fittings or parts of a ship.
Fitments also include things like furniture, such as cabinets, and other furnishings and fixtures, like towel racks or coat hooks. This sense of the word is primarily used by speakers of British English.
Otherwise, fitment is not a commonly used word, and words like fitting, furnishing, fixture, and equipment are much more common.
Example: All of these fitments are no longer manufactured, so they had to be custom made to fit the assembly.
Where does fitment come from?
The first records of the word fitment come from the 1600s, but it wasn’t used to refer to equipment or furniture until the 1800s. The suffix -ment is used in the same way in the word equipment.
Fitments fit the machine, room, ship, or other thing into which they’re placed, or at least they’re supposed to. Like the word equipment, fitment can be used very broadly to refer to all kinds of different things. Unlike equipment, the word fitment is not very commonly used.
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How is fitment used in real life?
Fitment can be used in many different contexts. In the U.S., the words fixture and fitting are more commonly used.
@Heals_Furniture have gone above and beyond in trying to identify a lighting fitment I bought from them in Guildford years ago and my kids recently destroyed.
— Lord High Horsham (@AlexCarraroUK) March 4, 2020
Hi Tejpal, thank you for writing to us. We would like to inform you that the CNG fitments have not been approved on any Tata cars, except the Tata Nano eMax variant. Do get back to us if you need any further assistance and we’d be glad to help you.
— Tata Motors (@TataMotors) August 17, 2020
DotD: BrE tends to use 'fittings' (occas. 'fitments') for little things fitted in a room (clothes rail, hooks), AmE tends to use 'fixtures'.
— Lynne Murphy (@lynneguist) January 5, 2012
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Is fitment used correctly in the following sentence?
I’m using these antique ship fitments as decorations.
Example sentences from the Web for fitment
At one end I could see that some sort of fitment had been removed, and there were splashes of candle-wax on the floor.Here and Hereafter|Barry Pain