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What's the difference among the four words: equipment,device,instrument and tool?

What's the difference among the four words: equipment,device,instrument and tool?

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    equipment 装备
    device 仪器
    instrument 器具(也是乐器的意思哦!)
    tool 工具

    这些词本来很难分,然后英文也把它们之间的区别弄掉了。

    device和tool 差不多.

    我觉得tool可以说是你亲手用的那种工具,比如"I used a tool to pry open this box" 这个tool大概是螺丝刀、铁锹等工具。

    device。。好像要“开启”才能用的仪器把。。比如"I placed a tracking device on the police car"(我在警察车上放了个跟踪仪器) "The airplane's safety device started beeping." (装在飞机上的安全仪器开始发嘟嘟声)

    instrument 我想到的就是医用的器具(比如钳子),也有instruments of mass destruction 大规模杀伤性武器、instruments of torture 刑具。

    equipment 就是装备啊,有时也是设备的意思。equipment 比较大,比如说坦克零件、摄影机零件等等。

    A tool is something used for a work purposes. For example, a hammer, pliers, etc.
    A device is something more technological, like a computer is a device, a calculator is a device.
    An instrument is a tool that is used for something very specific, like tools that a doctor would use in surgery.
    Equipment is a word that covers a broad range of things and can be used to describe all of the above words. Like "computer equipment

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