Apparatus and Contraption


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Apparatus noun – Items needed for the performance of a task or activity.
Contraption is a synonym for apparatus in device topic. In some cases you can use "Contraption" instead a noun "Apparatus", when it comes to topics like equipment, object, machine, mechanical device. popular alternative
Synonyms for Apparatus


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Contraption noun – An interesting and often novel device with a practical use.
Apparatus is a synonym for contraption in device topic. You can use "Apparatus" instead a noun "Contraption", if it concerns topics such as thing, object, machine, mechanical device. popular alternative
Synonyms for Contraption

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special special apparatus special contraption
elaborate elaborate apparatus elaborate contraption
looking looking apparatus looking contraption
complex complex apparatus complex contraption
Other adjectives: visible, entire, large, little, mechanical, makeshift, strange, bizarre, scientific, handy, giant, medical.
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