machinery

machinery

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of machinery in English

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English

Etymology

From French machinerie (machinery), from machine (machine); see machine.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: mə-shē'nə-rē, IPA(key): /məˈʃiːnəɹi/
  • Rhymes: -iːnəɹi

Noun

machinery (countable and uncountable, plural machinery)

  1. The machines constituting a production apparatus, in a plant etc., collectively.
  2. The working parts of a machine as a group.
  3. The collective parts of something which allow it to function.
  4. (figuratively) The literary devices used in a work, notably for dramatic effect

Derived terms

  • heavy machinery
  • political machinery

Related terms

  • machinist

Translations

Further reading

  • machinery in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • machinery in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Anagrams

  • hemicrany

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