Definition of Machinery

1. Noun. Machines or machine systems collectively.

Specialized synonyms: Enginery, Grinder, Mill, Milling Machinery
Generic synonyms: Machine
Derivative terms: Machine



2. Noun. A system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions. "The machinery of command labored and brought forth an order"
Generic synonyms: Scheme, System

Definition of Machinery

1. n. Machines, in general, or collectively.

Definition of Machinery

1. Noun. The machines constituting a production apparatus, in a plant etc., collectively. ¹

2. Noun. The working parts of a machine as a group. ¹

3. Noun. The collective parts of something which allow it to function. ¹

4. Noun. (figuratively) The literary devices used in a work, notably for dramatic effect ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Machinery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Machinery

machine tools
machine translation
machine wash
machineability
machineable
machined
machinegun
machinegunned
machinegunning
machineguns
machineless
machinelike
machiner
machineries
machiners
machinery (current term)
machinery murmur
machines
machines of government
machinic
machinima
machinimist
machinimists
machining
machinings
machinist
machinist's vise
machinists
machinule
machinules

Literary usage of Machinery

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1. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"They hay* introduced improved and new machinery of various kinds, ... "machinery . . . can frequently not be employed until labour (he means wages) rises. ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1913)
"Following up the purchase and Installation of machinery. AW Welch. II. ... Power machinery of the steel industry. RL Streeter. 11. Eng. M. 43: 681-98, ..."

3. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Mid-West Cement Users' Association (1907)
"REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON machinery FOR CEMENT USERS. l5v JF ANGELL, Chairman. In taking up the subject of machinery for Cement Users, one realizes that what ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The machinery was to be completed and delivered at Wilkesbarre upon the first safe and naviga ble rise in the water of the river (Chemung) in the ensuing ..."

5. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"The Industry of the United Stetes in machinery, Manufactures, and Useful and Ornamental Arts,' London, 1854,8vo. Whit- worth's share consisted of the twelve ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"LAUNDRY machinery. Laundry machinery as it is understood from the commercial ... While the use of laundry machinery in crude forms dates back for a ..."

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