Apparatus criticus



supplementary information, as variant readings, added to a text to provide material for study or criticism.
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It corrects details and adds a mass of apparatus criticus equal in bulk to the whole original work, but supplies no new ideas.
The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson

The apparatus criticus was a triumph of New Testament scholarship.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7 Various

These lines of research have been described in the preceding section on the apparatus criticus.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7 Various

noun
textual notes, list of variant readings, etc, relating to a document, esp in a scholarly edition of a text

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