Definitions for machineryməˈʃi nə ri
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word machinery
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ma•chin•er•yməˈʃi nə ri(n.)(pl.)-er•ies.
an assemblage of machines.
the parts of a machine collectively.
a system by which action is maintained or by which some result is obtained.
Origin of machinery:
machines or machine systems collectively
a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions
"the complex machinery of negotiation"; "the machinery of command labored and brought forth an order"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
machinery(noun)əˈʃi nə ri
all the machines of a particular type
machineryəˈʃi nə ri
the parts that make up a machine
the clock's machinery
machineryəˈʃi nə ri
the way a group or system is organized
the machinery of the political party
The machines constituting a production apparatus, in a plant etc., collectively.
The working parts of a machine as a group.
The collective parts of something which allow it to function.
The literary devices used in a work, notably for dramatic effect
Origin: From machinerie, from machine; see machine.
machines, in general, or collectively
the working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as, the machinery of a watch
the supernatural means by which the action of a poetic or fictitious work is carried on and brought to a catastrophe; in an extended sense, the contrivances by which the crises and conclusion of a fictitious narrative, in prose or verse, are effected
the means and appliances by which anything is kept in action or a desired result is obtained; a complex system of parts adapted to a purpose
Translations for machinery
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
machines in general
Many products are made by machinery rather than by hand.
- مُعَدّات آليَّهArabic
- maquinariaPortuguese (BR)
- die MaschinerieGerman
- μηχανές, μηχανήματαGreek
- strojevi, mašinerijaCroatian
- macchinario, macchinaItalian
- mehānismi; darbgaldiLatvian
- urządzenia mechanicznePolish
- په ماشين جوړشوىPashto
- maskiner, maskinell utrustningSwedish
- 機械Chinese (Trad.)
- مشین بحیثيت مجموعیUrdu
- máy mócVietnamese
- 机械Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for machinery »
Find a translation for the machinery definition in other languages:
Select another language: