Definitions for machineryməˈʃi nə ri
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word 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"
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The whole government machinery became complacent.
The whole ag machinery market is moving toward precision planting.
Man is only man at the surface. Remove the skin, dissect, and immediately you come to machinery.
If the central government doesn't provide humanitarian support, machinery and food soon, this will turn to a disaster.
I cannot accept that the government uses its machinery to seek the political persecution of those who turn against it.
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