Definition of machinery
- the machinery of government
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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: machines of a particular kind or machines in general
: the working parts of a machine
: an organization or system by which something is done
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