Machinery

  • 1 machinery — ma‧chin‧e‧ry [məˈʆiːnəri] noun [uncountable] 1. MANUFACTURING FARMING equipment that uses power such as electricity or petrol: • agricultural machinery • industrial machinery ˌheavy maˈchinery …

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  • 2 Machinery — Mutterunternehmen Modern Music Aktive Jahre 1989–1997 Gründer Jor Mulder Sitz Berlin, Deutschland Labelcode LC 07020 Sublabel …

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  • 3 Machinery — Ma*chin er*y, n. [From {Machine}: cf. F. machinerie.] 1. Machines, in general, or collectively. [1913 Webster] 2. The working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as, the machinery of a watch. [1913 Webster] 3. The supernatural means by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 machinery — [mə shēn′ər ē, məshēn′rē] n. pl. machineries 1. machines collectively 2. the working parts of a machine 3. any combination of things or persons by which something is kept in action or a desired result is obtained [the machinery of government] 4.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 machinery — index conduit (channel), facility (instrumentality), instrument (tool), instrumentality, medium …

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  • 6 machinery — (n.) 1680s; from MACHINE (Cf. machine) (n.) + ERY (Cf. ery). Originally theatrical, devices for creating stage effects (which also was a sense of Gk. mekhane); meaning machines collectively is attested from 1731. Middle English had machinament a… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 machinery — 1 *equipment, apparatus, paraphernalia, outfit, tackle, gear, matériel Analogous words: *mean, instrument, instrumentality, agency, medium, vehicle, organ, channel, agent: *machine, mechanism, apparatus, engine, motor: *device, contrivance,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 machinery — [n] devices performing work accouterment, agency, agent, apparatus, appliance, channel, contraption, contrivance, engine, equipment, gadget, gear, habiliments, implement, instrument, materiel, means, mechanism, medium, method, motor, organ,… …

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  • 9 machinery — ► NOUN 1) machines collectively, or the components of a machine. 2) the organization or structure of something …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 machinery — n. machines 1) to operate, run machinery 2) to maintain machinery apparatus 3) administrative; law enforcement; propaganda machinery 4) machinery for (machinery for negotiations) * * * [mə ʃiːn(ə)rɪ] law enforcement propaganda machinery run… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 machinery — ma|chin|e|ry S3 [məˈʃi:nəri] n [U] 1.) machines, especially large ones agricultural/industrial/factory etc machinery ▪ The use of heavy machinery has damaged the site. ▪ an expensive piece of machinery 2.) a system or set of processes for doing… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 machinery — ma|chin|er|y [ mə ʃinəri ] noun uncount ** 1. ) machines: machinery used in the wool industry agricultural/industrial machinery You should not drive or operate machinery after taking the medicine. a ) the moving or working parts of a machine 2. ) …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 machinery — [[t]məʃi͟ːnəri[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT You can use machinery to refer to machines in general, or machines that are used in a factory or on a farm. ...quality tools and machinery. ...your local garden machinery specialist... Farmers import most of their …

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  • 14 machinery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy ▪ complex, complicated, sophisticated ▪ modern, state of the art ▪ electrical …

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  • 15 machinery */*/ — UK [məˈʃiːnərɪ] / US [məˈʃɪnərɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) a) machines agricultural/industrial machinery You should not drive or operate machinery after taking the medicine. b) the moving or working parts of a machine 2) an established system for… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 machinery — /meuh shee neuh ree/, n., pl. machineries. 1. an assemblage of machines or mechanical apparatuses: the machinery of a factory. 2. the parts of a machine, collectively: the machinery of a watch. 3. a group of people or a system by which action is… …

    Universalium

  • 17 machinery — noun (U) 1 machines, especially large ones: agricultural machinery | an expensive piece of machinery. 2 the parts inside a machine that make it work: Jack keeps tinkering with the machinery, but the car still won t go. 3 system or set of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 machinery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1687 1. a. machines in general or as a functioning unit b. the working parts of a machine 2. the means or system by which something is kept in action or a desired result is obtained < the machinery of government > <… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 machinery — noun 1) printing machinery Syn: equipment, apparatus, hardware, gear, tackle, plant; mechanism; instruments, tools; gadgetry, technology 2) the machinery of government Syn: workings …

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  • 20 machinery — [məˈʃiːnəri] noun [U] 1) machines agricultural/industrial machinery[/ex] 2) an established system for doing something the company s decision making machinery[/ex] …

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