equipment vs facilities.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by mfung, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. mfung Member

    What is the difference between equipment and facilities. Does IT equipment equals to iT facilities?
  2. Perdue Senior Member

    UK English
    facilities normally refers to what is available - eg. a room available with computers in it - whereas equipment refers more specifically to objects that are used, eg. computers, printers.
  3. Ynez Senior Member

    To simplify:

    facilities = buildings
    equipment = machines

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