Etymology
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equipment (n.)

1717, "things equipped;" 1748, "action of equipping;" from equip + -ment, or from French équipement. Superseding earlier equipage.

updated on January 07, 2013

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Definitions of equipment from WordNet

equipment (n.)
an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service;
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