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UK [ɪˈkwɪpmənt] / US noun [uncountable]
1)
a) the tools, machines, or other things that you need for a particular job or activity

camping/lifting/safety equipment

piece of equipment:

A computer is the most important piece of equipment you will buy.

b) the process of providing people with the tools, machines, and other things they need
2) the personal qualities that you need in order to be able to do something

They don't have the mental equipment to know any better.


English dictionary. 2014.

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