apparatus apparatus  /ˌæ pə ˈræ təs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) equipment designed to serve a specific function
  2. (n) (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function

Usage(s):

  1. We are very confident about the performance of our security apparatus.
  2. When the apparatus had run for a day, the water grew pinkish, then turned red.
  3. Sandia actually has a huge security apparatus designed to ensure that the nuclear lab's secrets stay safe.

News

  1. Citizen, Get Off Grid To Foil Big Brother

    LONDON Phone call logs, credit card records, emails, Skype chats, Facebook messages and more: The precise nature of the NSA's sweeping surveillance apparatus has yet to be confirmed. But given the revelations spilling out into the media recently, there
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  2. Slideshow: 6 tips for keeping your data safe from spying

    Phone call logs, credit card records, emails, Skype chats, Facebook message, and more: The precise nature of the NSA's sweeping surveillance apparatus has yet to be confirmed.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

  3. Snowden Is Using 'Specific' Evidence of the U.S. Hacking China to Stay Out of Jail

    Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker who has turned the United States intelligence apparatus upside-down, said that he won't be extradited back home without a fight. That fight won't take him to Britain in the meantime, but it does apparently involve letting the Chinese government know that he has information on the United States "using technical exploits to gain unauthorised access to civilian ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Security depends upon a sophisticated intelligence apparatus and the ability of our Armed Forces to act and to interdict," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion. "Security subsists, too, in fidelity to freedom's first...
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. "I think it's going to take some time and our legal teams are working in consultation with our national security apparatus as we speak, to help design exactly what we need to do," Obama said.
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

  3. Mr Lantos added: "I do not believe America's brightest and best companies should be playing integral roles in China's notorious and brutal political repression apparatus."
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: Tom Lantos Source: BBC News

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