(n.) = gadgetry ; mechanical equipment. Ex: We can permit ourselves to be hypnotized by the gadgetry for access and by illusory cost reductions, or we can use the computer effectively to transform the catalog into a truly responsive instrument. Ex: Be sure any mechanical equipment required (tape machines, film projectors, etc.) does actually work, can be replaced at a moment's notice if it breaks down, and is handled by a competent operator. (n.) = apparatus ; device ; machine ; whatchamacallit ; gadget ; widget ; rig ; appliance ; unit ; contraption. Ex: The abstracts of research papers will typically represent the methodology employed, in particular, apparatus, equipment, tools, materials. Ex: The extent of application of the synthetic devices will vary from one library to another. Ex: Synonyms, related terms and other variants must now be collected, either by human selection, or with the aid of the machine. Ex: In his book's section 'Watchamacallit' he forecasts that communication between user and machine will be through voice for entering text and a pen-like device for pointing. Ex: The article is entitled 'Exhibits in the American Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair: women's clothing, men's gadgets, hot dogs and haute couture'. Ex: The term widget is taken from the 1963 movie, 'The Wheeler-Dealers'. Ex: An adjustable seating rig was used to create the three-dimensional shape of a static lounge chair. Ex: People want information available through the appliances they use in the mainstream of their daily lives. Ex: Data-capture units are light pens, and such units can be made available at various locations in the library for public consultation. Ex: If you are in cahoots with the circle of power, you get your projects approved in no time, and in some cases, you can build the most hideous and unsightly contraption. ---- * aparato reproductor = genital tract. * aparato burocrático = bureaucratic apparatus. * aparato de aire acondicionado = air conditioner. * aparato de aire acondiconado = air conditioning unit. * aparato de grabación = recorder. * aparato de informática del tamaño de la palma de la mano = palm computing device. * aparato de lectura = reading machine. * aparato del partido = party machinery. * aparato de medición = meter. * aparato de radio = radio set. * aparato de televisión = television set ; TV set. * aparato de vídeo = videocassette recorder (VCR) ; home video recorder ; video recorder. * aparato digestivo, el = gastrointestinal tract, the ; digestive tract, the ; digestive canal, the ; digestive tube, the. * aparato eléctrico = electrical apparatus ; power appliance. * aparato electrónico = electronic device. * aparato genital = genital tract. * aparato motorizado = motorised device. * aparato óptico = optical device. * aparato para el uso de la información = information appliance. * aparato para usar Internet = Internet appliance. * aparato político = machine politics. * aparato propagandista = propaganda machine. * aparato reproductivo = genital tract. * aparatos = gadgetry ; mechanical equipment. * aparatos de vídeo = video equipment. * aparatos eléctricos = electrical equipment ; electrical appliances ; appliances ; household appliances. * aparatos eléctricos del hogar = home appliances ; domestic appliances ; home appliances. * aparatos electrónicos = electronic(s) appliances. * aparato urinario = urinary tract. * zona con aparatos electrónicos = equipment area.