Definition of machinery in English:


Line breaks: ma|chin¦ery
Pronunciation: /məˈʃiːn(ə)ri


[mass noun]
  • 1Machines collectively: farm machinery
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    • Demand is particularly strong for advanced machinery and electronics equipment.
    • Here we'll look at some of the pros and cons of leasing farm machinery and equipment and farm real estate to children.
    • A sale of farm machinery and equipment may cause unexpected tax consequences.
  • 1.1The components of a machine: long hair should be tied back to avoid it getting stuck in machinery
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    • If Mcm 10 plays a direct role in silencing, it should interact with components of the silencing machinery.
    • Kuhn will invest eight million euro in Bulgaria over the next three years to launch the production of car components and machinery.
    • However the components and machinery for making your own can be bought freely, no questions asked, in shops and on the Internet.
  • 1.2The organization or structure of something or for doing something: the machinery of the state
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    • The State administrative and political machinery needs to be proactive in infrastructure development.
    • The real challenge for the BJP is gearing up its organisational machinery.
    • The situation is grave because the political and administrative machinery colludes with private companies to mint money from mines.
    workings, organization, system, structure, administration, institution, agency, channel, vehicle
    informal set-up, nuts and bolts, brass tacks, nitty-gritty

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