ma·chin·ery noun \mə-ˈshē-nə-rē, -ˈshēn-rē\
: machines of a particular kind or machines in general
: the working parts of a machine
: an organization or system by which something is done
a : machines in general or as a functioning unit
b : the working parts of a machine
: the means or system by which something is kept in action or a desired result is obtained <the machinery of government>
Examples of MACHINERY
- Some of the mill's machinery was damaged in the fire.
- a piece of farm machinery
- Something was clogging the machinery.
- The United Nations has set up machinery for mediation.
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