equipment


equipment
noun
ADJECTIVE
the latest, modern, state-of-the-art, up-to-date
high-tech, sophisticated, technical
expensive
sensitive
heavy
portable
basic, standard
essential, necessary, vital

Hospitals are increasingly depending on charity for vital equipment.

special, specialist (esp. BrE), specialized
defective, faulty
outdated
kitchen
school
exercise (esp. AmE), gym, sports
play, playground

The local council is supplying new play equipment for the playground.

business, office
laboratory, scientific
computer, electrical, electronic
medical
military
communication, navigation, radar, radio, telecom, telecommunications
camera, digital, photographic, video
life-saving, protective, safety, security
rescue
garden, gardening
construction (esp. AmE)
mental, physical (both figurative)

He lacks the mental equipment to succeed in politics.

… OF EQUIPMENT
item, piece
VERB + EQUIPMENT
buy, purchase
sell
provide, supply
use

The plane uses state-of-the-art navigation equipment.

install
upgrade
operate
test
need, require

No special equipment is needed.

EQUIPMENT + VERB
consist of sth

The basic equipment consists of a plastic mask and a length of rope.

work
malfunction
EQUIPMENT + NOUN
maker, manufacturer
supplier, vendor
hire (BrE), rental (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
equipment for

high-tech equipment for keeping the temperature steady

PHRASES
the proper equipment, the right equipment

Never go climbing without the proper equipment.


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