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noun [uncountable]     equipment pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    the tools, machines, or other things that you need for a particular job or activity
    piece of equipment:

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

  2. 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.

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