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equipment noun

ADJ. the latest, modern, state-of-the-art, up-to-date | sophisticated | sensitive | heavy | portable | basic, standard | essential, necessary, vital Hospitals are increasingly depending on charity for vital equipment. | specialist | defective, faulty | outdated | labour-saving | domestic, household, kitchen | school | sports | play The local council is supplying new play equipment for the playground. | business, office | laboratory, scientific | computer, electrical, electronic, high-tech, technical | medical | military | communication, navigation, radar, radio, telecommunications | camera, photographic, video | life-saving, protective, safety, security | rescue | garden, gardening | intellectual, mental, physical, sensory He lacks the intellectual equipment to succeed in politics.

QUANT. item, piece

VERB + EQUIPMENT provide, supply | use The plane uses state-of-the-art navigation equipment. | install | need, require No specialist equipment is needed.

EQUIPMENT + VERB consist of sth The basic equipment consists of a plastic mask and a length of rope.

PREP. ~ for high-tech equipment for keeping the temperature steady