What does machinery mean?
Definitions for machinery
məˈʃi nə rima·chin·e·ry
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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
Etymology: From machinerie, from machine; see machine.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from machine.
A machine is a physical system using power to apply forces and control movement to perform an action. The term is commonly applied to artificial devices, such as those employing engines or motors, but also to natural biological macromolecules, such as molecular machines. Machines can be driven by animals and people, by natural forces such as wind and water, and by chemical, thermal, or electrical power, and include a system of mechanisms that shape the actuator input to achieve a specific application of output forces and movement. They can also include computers and sensors that monitor performance and plan movement, often called mechanical systems. Renaissance natural philosophers identified six simple machines which were the elementary devices that put a load into motion, and calculated the ratio of output force to input force, known today as mechanical advantage.Modern machines are complex systems that consist of structural elements, mechanisms and control components and include interfaces for convenient use. Examples include: a wide range of vehicles, such as trains, automobiles, boats and airplanes; appliances in the home and office, including computers, building air handling and water handling systems; as well as farm machinery, machine tools and factory automation systems and robots.
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
Etymology: [From Machine: cf. F. machinerie.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'machinery' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3899
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Rank popularity for the word 'machinery' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4247
Rank popularity for the word 'machinery' in Nouns Frequency: #1600
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The numerical value of machinery in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of machinery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of machinery in a Sentence
Japan's market is so liquid and has been so well conditioned to handle bad news since QQE first began that, in a way, bad news is good news sometimes, we're also seeing some positive reaction in machinery and construction to supply-side priming coming out of China, and the auto sector is getting a boost after China auto sales came out positive yesterday.
Equity is the sanitized term of choicedeployed by the hard-Left to encompass the entirepanoplyof government policies that institutionalize Critical Race Theory into the machinery of government, equity is CRT put into practice: It demolishes and replaces equality as the foundational principle of American life and wields fearsome federal government power to exclude, punish,prejudge, evaluate, stereotype,segregate, and obsessively categorize American citizens on the basis of skin color.
Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand.
Privatization Commission Chairman Mohammad Zubair:
The best option is to privatize so that private sector buyers inject capital to upgrade the plant and machinery, buy raw material and so on.
When I was out in this community cemetery, I was up to my knees in muck, so finding the purchase for a crane or some other kind of [ machinery ] to get a hold and be able to lift these these heavy weights is going to be a challenge.
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