machinery

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Etymology[edit]

From French machinerie (machinery), from machine (machine); see machine.

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Noun[edit]

machinery (countable and uncountable, plural machinery)

  1. The machines constituting a production apparatus, in a plant etc., collectively.
  2. The working parts of a machine as a group.
  3. The collective parts of something which allow it to function.
  4. (figuratively) The literary devices used in a work, notably for dramatic effect

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