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machinery

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noun ma·chin·ery \mə-ˈshē-nə-rē, -ˈshēn-rē\

Simple Definition of machinery

  • : machines of a particular kind or machines in general

  • : the working parts of a machine

  • : an organization or system by which something is done

Full Definition of machinery

plural ma·chin·er·ies

  1. 1 a :  machines in general or as a functioning unit b :  the working parts of a machine

  2. 2 :  the means or system by which something is kept in action or a desired result is obtained <the machinery of government>

Examples of machinery

  1. Some of the mill's machinery was damaged in the fire.

  2. a piece of farm machinery

  3. Something was clogging the machinery.

  4. The United Nations has set up machinery for mediation.



1687

First Known Use of machinery

1687


MACHINERY Defined for Kids

machinery

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noun ma·chin·ery \mə-ˈshē-nə-rē, -ˈshēn-rē\

Definition of machinery

  1. 1 :  a group of devices with moving parts that are used to perform specific jobs

  2. 2 :  the working parts of a device used to perform a particular job

  3. 3 :  the people and equipment by which something is done <the machinery of government>





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