Definition of apparat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈrɑːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpəˈrɑːt//
[usually singular]
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the system of officials, offices, etc. that a government, especially a Communist government, uses to run a country Word OriginRussian, from German, literally ‘apparatus’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apparat