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Apparatus vs. Floor

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Apparatusnoun

The entirety of means whereby a specific production is made existent or task accomplished.

Floornoun

The interior bottom or surface of a house or building; the supporting surface of a room.

‘The room has a wooden floor.’;

Apparatusnoun

A complex machine or instrument.

Floornoun

Ground (surface of the Earth, as opposed to the sky or water or underground).

Apparatusnoun

An assortment of tools and instruments.

Floornoun

The lower inside surface of a hollow space.

‘Many sunken ships rest on the ocean floor.’; ‘The floor of a cave served the refugees as a home.’; ‘The pit floor showed where a ring of post holes had been.’;

Apparatusnoun

A bureaucratic organization, especially one influenced by political patronage.

Floornoun

A structure formed of beams, girders, etc, with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into storeys/stories.

Apparatusnoun

(firefighting) A vehicle used for emergency response.

Floornoun

The supporting surface or platform of a structure such as a bridge.

‘Wooden planks of the old bridge's floor were nearly rotten.’;

Apparatusnoun

(gymnastics) Any of the equipment on which the gymnasts perform their movements.

Floornoun

A storey/story of a building.

‘For years we lived on the third floor.’;

Apparatusnoun

Things provided as means to some end.

Floornoun

In a parliament, the part of the house assigned to the members, as opposed to the viewing gallery.

Apparatusnoun

Hence: A full collection or set of implements, or utensils, for a given duty, experimental or operative; any complex instrument or appliance, mechanical or chemical, for a specific action or operation; machinery; mechanism.

Floornoun

Hence, the right to speak at a given time during a debate or other public event.

‘Will the senator from Arizona yield the floor?’; ‘The mayor often gives a lobbyist the floor.’;

Apparatusnoun

A collection of organs all of which unite in a common function; as, the respiratory apparatus.

Floornoun

(nautical) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.

Apparatusnoun

equipment designed to serve a specific function

Floornoun

(mining) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.

Apparatusnoun

(anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function;

‘the breathing apparatus’;

Floornoun

(mining) A horizontal, flat ore body.

Apparatusnoun

the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose

‘firemen wearing breathing apparatus’;

Floornoun

(mathematics) The largest integer less than or equal to a given number.

‘The floor of 4.5 is 4.’;

Apparatusnoun

the complex structure of a particular organization or system

‘the apparatus of government’;

Floornoun

(gymnastics) An event performed on a floor-like carpeted surface.

Apparatusnoun

a collection of notes, variant readings, and other matter accompanying a printed text

‘one thing about the book's apparatus does irritate: the absence of an index of titles’;

Floornoun

(gymnastics) A floor-like carpeted surface for performing gymnastic movements.

Floornoun

(finance) A lower limit on the interest rate payable on an otherwise variable-rate loan, used by lenders to defend against falls in interest rates. Opposite of a cap.

Floornoun

A dance floor.

Floornoun

The area in which business is conducted at a convention or exhibition

Floorverb

To cover or furnish with a floor.

‘floor a house with pine boards’;

Floorverb

To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down.

Floorverb

To accelerate rapidly.

Floorverb

To silence by a conclusive answer or retort.

‘floor an opponent’;

Floorverb

To amaze or greatly surprise.

‘We were floored by his confession.’;

Floorverb

(colloquial) To finish or make an end of.

‘floor a college examination’;

Floorverb

(mathematics) To set a lower bound.

Floornoun

The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported.

Floornoun

The structure formed of beams, girders, etc., with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into stories. Floor in sense 1 is, then, the upper surface of floor in sense 2.

Floornoun

The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.

Floornoun

A story of a building. See Story.

Floornoun

The part of the house assigned to the members.

Floornoun

That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.

Floornoun

The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.

Floorverb

To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.

Floorverb

To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down; hence, to silence by a conclusive answer or retort; as, to floor an opponent.

‘Floored or crushed by him.’;

Floorverb

To finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college examination.

‘I've floored my little-go work.’;

Floornoun

the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room or hallway);

‘they needed rugs to cover the bare floors’;

Floornoun

structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building;

‘what level is the office on?’;

Floornoun

a lower limit;

‘the government established a wage floor’;

Floornoun

the ground on which people and animals move about;

‘the fire spared the forest floor’;

Floornoun

the bottom surface of any a cave or lake etc.

Floornoun

the occupants of a floor;

‘the whole floor complained about the lack of heat’;

Floornoun

the parliamentary right to address an assembly;

‘the chairman granted him the floor’;

Floornoun

the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business;

‘there was a motion from the floor’;

Floornoun

a large room in a stock exchange where the trading is done;

‘he is a floor trader’;

Floorverb

surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off;

‘I was floored when I heard that I was promoted’;

Floorverb

knock down with force;

‘He decked his opponent’;

Floor

A floor is the bottom surface of a room or vehicle. Floors vary from simple dirt in a cave to many-layered surfaces made with modern technology.

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