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  • noun The Soviet machinery of state bureaucratic administration, or a similar communistic structure.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Russian, the government organization or staff, from German Apparat, a political organization, from Latin apparātus, preparation; see apparatus.]

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From Russian аппарат (apparát, "apparatus, apparat"); cognate to apparatus.

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