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machinery

ma·chin·er·y

machinery

 
pronunciation:
m shi n ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: machineries
definition 1: machines in general.
Workers are repairing the street with noisy machinery.
synonyms:
apparatus
similar words:
equipment, tools
definition 2: the working parts of a machine.
The mechanics will repair the oil-drilling machinery.
similar words:
mechanism, workings
definition 3: a combination of people and actions that makes something work; system.
Our country's leaders try to keep the machinery of government running smoothly.
synonyms:
process
similar words:
agency, equipment, instrument, machine, mechanism, organization, tools
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