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machinery

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machinery

noun ma·chin·ery \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

plural ma·chin·er·ies

Full Definition of MACHINERY

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

First Known Use of MACHINERY

1687

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