What does machinery mean?

Definitions for machinery
məˈʃi nə rima·chin·ery

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word machinery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. machinery(noun)

    machines or machine systems collectively

  2. machinery(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. machinery(Noun)

    The machines constituting a production apparatus, in a plant etc., collectively.

  2. machinery(Noun)

    The working parts of a machine as a group.

  3. machinery(Noun)

    The collective parts of something which allow it to function.

  4. machinery(Noun)

    The literary devices used in a work, notably for dramatic effect

  5. Origin: From machinerie, from machine; see machine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Machinery(noun)

    machines, in general, or collectively

  2. Machinery(noun)

    the working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as, the machinery of a watch

  3. Machinery(noun)

    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

  4. Machinery(noun)

    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

  5. Origin: [From Machine: cf. F. machinerie.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'machinery' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3899

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'machinery' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4247

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'machinery' in Nouns Frequency: #1600

How to pronounce machinery?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say machinery in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of machinery in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of machinery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of machinery in a Sentence

  1. Eduardo Bennett:

    We're being flooded with machinery.

  2. Ashok Gulati:

    The whole government machinery became complacent.

  3. Alan Ling:

    It is to our disadvantage. Their huge machinery is very strong.

  4. Stehpen Volkmann:

    The whole ag machinery market is moving toward precision planting.

  5. Arif Habib:

    You have the land and ... infrastructure but it doesn't have the machinery.

Images & Illustrations of machinery

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