Definition of apparatus criticus in English:

apparatus criticus

noun

  • another term for apparatus (sense 3)
    • ‘But the apparatus criticus has to handle ‘out of line’ or more general comments.’
    • ‘The writer of these lines is not a friend of footnotes, long appendices or pseudo-scholarly apparatus critici, but he would have wished for more diligence in that department.’
    • ‘Most valuably, unlike their predecessors, the new editions have an apparatus criticus - introductions, chronologies, textual notes, explanatory notes, select bibliographies, and often appendices of relevant material.’
    • ‘For as long as Homer remains culturally vital, every correct philological finding, incorporated (along with an attribution) into the apparatus criticus of his texts, will stay alive.’
    • ‘The methods of modern editors will be a point of focus, and students will learn how to interpret and use the apparatus criticus of a scholarly edition.’
    • ‘We told about updating editions and adding apparatus criticus to the texts.’
    • ‘The reading on the stone or ceramic is then discussed in the apparatus criticus accompanying the text.’
    • ‘By these means students will be able to make intelligent, practical use of an apparatus criticus and to exercise independent judgement in their evaluation of readings.’
    • ‘The first stage was the publication of transcriptions and apparatus criticus and plates of the papyri.’
    • ‘The paper of the edition is a creamy off-white, a strong, smooth, with a high cotton rag content; the text is clear, small, and unmuddled, with a generous apparatus criticus and notes at the bottom of each page.’
    • ‘This excellent text features an extensive apparatus criticus and marginal notes that enhance the student's understanding of Plutarch's account of Pericles’ life.’
    • ‘Variant manuscripts should be denoted in the apparatus criticus by single, upper case, bold letters.’

Pronunciation

apparatus criticus

/ˈkrɪtɪkəs/