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- 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.
- All of the machinery of the law was brought to bear on the investigation.
- (figuratively) The literary devices used in a work, notably for dramatic effect
machines constituting a production apparatus
working parts of a machine as a group
collective parts of something which allow it to function
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Translations to be checked
- machinery in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- machinery in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.