He concept from apparatus comes from the Latin word apparātus And it has multiple uses. The first meaning mentioned by the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) refers to the item grouping that act together and in a coordinated way to develop a function.
For example: “My grandmother has a device that kneads and cooks the bread in a few minutes”, “I would like them to invent an apparatus capable of ironing and ordering clothes automatically”, “The government announced a millionaire investment in high devices technology to improve hospital benefits ”.
An apparatus, in this sense, is a machine formed by different pieces. A television, a scanner, a car, a microwave oven and a washing machine, among many other devices, can be considered as devices.
While we can cite a list of devices of a truly considerable extent, it is not the variety in which this concept is manifested today, but the weight it has come to have in our lives. Something that only in the second half of the twentieth century could be a luxury that only the wealthiest families could afford, such as buying a TV or a stereo, has multiplied exponentially and today is not only normal, but "necessary."
It is no longer necessary to charge a juicy salary at the end of the month to acquire appliances, since the great competition and the growing demand of the last decades has given way to mass production, with the consequent reduction of prices . Any person of middle class can access a series of devices that allow them to enjoy their free time and facilitate the typical tasks of home maintenance, such as cleaning and food preparation.
The most worrying feature of this era is that many people do not stop to think if they need a device before buying it, but rather they are influenced by the media and the invasive advertising campaigns, which convince them that they need them if they want to be part of society . This phenomenon especially attacks the most insecure, those individuals who do not support the idea of being judged for not adapting to the impositions, and thus the market moves millions regardless of the quality of the products and services it offers.
In the field of biology , the device is called organ group They are involved in the same function. He respiratory system , to cite a case, it consists of the trachea, bronchi, lungs and other organs dedicated to absorb oxygen present in the air to carry it to the blood and, simultaneously, expel carbon dioxide from the organism. He digestive system , he circulatory system and the reproductive system They are other examples in this same context.
A set of individuals or objects , both physical and symbolic, you can also receive the device designation: "The Nationalist Party called its apparatus to protest against the government's decision", "People are not happy with the functioning of the judicial apparatus", "The environmental candidate regretted not having a device to support him".
The instruments used to perform exercises of gymnastics and the device that allows correct defects of the body of a human being, finally, they can be called devices: “I was training with devices”, “When I was a kid, I had to use braces on my teeth”. While both examples refer to decisions related to aesthetics, dental appliances can be used to straighten severely crooked dentures and thus avoid complications that exceed the limits of orthodontics.