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"
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
Origin: [From Machine: cf. F. machinerie.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'machinery' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3899
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'machinery' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4247
Rank popularity for the word 'machinery' in Nouns Frequency: #1600
The numerical value of machinery in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of machinery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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