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    Equipment and Device

    I know that equipment is uncountable noun and device is countable, but are there any differences in meaning?
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    Re: Equipment and Device

    I recommend the use of a good dictionary. Sometimes a device is not equipment at all - though this is not the most common use of 'device'. But there are occasions when the two words are interchangeable (with the syntactic proviso that you've noted).

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    Re: Equipment and Device

    Equipment = the necessary items for a particular purpose

    Device = a thing made or adapted for a particular purpose

    Several types of heavy equipment are needed to build an airport runway, but only one device is used to paint the surface once it has been finished.

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    Re: Equipment and Device

    Thanks a lot

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