equipment


equipment
A category of goods defined by Article 9 of the UCC. Equipment is goods used primarily in the operation of a business. It includes professional equipment and farm equipment. Any personal property that is tangible and is not consumer goods, farm products, or inventory. American Banker Glossary

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equipment e‧quip‧ment [ɪˈkwɪpmənt] noun [uncountable]
all the special machines, tools etc that you need for a particular activity:

• The company has invested heavily in new equipment.

ˌcapital eˈquipment
FINANCE buildings, machinery etc used by a business to produce its goods or services, or by a country in its buildings, roads, water supplies etc; = FIXED ASSET:

• This small engineering firm makes capital equipment used to process rubber and plastics.

• Proceeds from the share issue will be used to repay debt and purchase capital equipment.

ˌheavy eˈquipment MANUFACTURING
large machines, for example those used to make cars:

• Manufacturers of heavy equipment and the electric utilities consume most of Britain's coal.

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equipment UK US /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ noun [U]
the machinery, tools, etc. that you need to do a job: »

What are the estimated start-up costs for real estate, construction, and equipment?

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Industrial machinery and equipment orders have risen by 2.7%.

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People want to know exactly what they're getting when they buy a piece of equipment.

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install/use/supply equipment

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buy/purchase/hire equipment

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electrical/electronic/high-tech equipment

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computer/office/audio-visual equipment

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state-of-the-art/special/specialized equipment

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equipment maker/manufacturer/supplier

See also CAPITAL EQUIPMENT(Cf. ↑capital equipment), HEAVY EQUIPMENT(Cf. ↑heavy equipment)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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