HyperDic: machinery

English > 2 senses of the word machinery:
NOUNartifactmachinerymachines or machine systems collectively
groupmachinerya system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions
machinery > pronunciation
Soundsmahshiy'neriy; mahshiy'nriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
accusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > machinery: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningmachines or machine systems collectively.
Narrowerenginerymachinery consisting of engines collectively
mill, grinder, milling machinerymachinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
technologyMachinery and equipment developed from engineering or other applied sciences
BroadermachineAny mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
Spanishmáquina, maquinaria
Catalanmaquinària
Adjectivesmechanical, mechanically skillfulrelating to or concerned with machinery or tools
Verbsmachinemake by machinery
English > machinery: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions.
Examples
  • "the complex machinery of negotiation"
  • "the machinery of command labored and brought forth an order"
Broadersystem, schemeA group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

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