( P ) Pronunciation Key (-kwpmnt)
The act of equipping or the state of being equipped.
Something with which a person, an organization, or a thing is equipped.
The rolling stock especially of a transportation system.
The qualities or traits that make up the mental and emotional resources
of an individual.
Synonyms: equipment, apparatus, gear, materiel, outfit, paraphernalia
These nouns denote the materials needed for a purpose such as a
task or a journey: hiking equipment; laboratory apparatus; skiing
gear; naval materiel; an explorer's outfit; a beekeeper's paraphernalia.
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Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language,
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Fixed assets that are acquired as additions or supplements to more
permanent assets. Equipment includes lighting fixtures in a building,
for example. Equipment, unlike real estate, is generally moveable.
Source: Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for
Today's Investor by David L. Scott.
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Main Entry: equip·ment
: the implements used in an operation or activity; specifically
in the Uniform Commercial Code : goods that are bought for or used
in a business enterprise or by a debtor which is a nonprofit organization
or a government agency and that are not inventory, farm products,
or consumer goods
Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster,
n. [Cf. F. ['e]quipement. See Equip.] 1. The act of equipping, or
the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition. --Burke.
equipment of the fleet was hastened by De Witt. --Hume.
Whatever is used in equipping; necessaries for an expedition or
voyage; the collective designation for the articles comprising an
outfit; equipage; as, a railroad equipment (locomotives, cars, etc.;
for carrying on business); horse equipments; infantry equipments;
naval equipments; laboratory equipments.
and dight, In the equipments of a knight. --Longfellow.