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Definition of apparat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

apparat

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɑpəˈrɑt//
 
, NAmE//ˈæpəˌræt//
 
[usually singular]
 
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the system of officials, offices, etc. that a government, especially a Communist government, uses to run a country
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