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machinery Explained

machinery at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


machinery at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

S3 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 something: machinery of// --the machinery of government// machinery for (doing) sth// --The company has no effective machinery for resolving disputes.//
3 the parts inside a machine that make it work: --Be careful not to get anything caught in the machinery.//

machinery at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

213 Moby Thesaurus words for "machinery":
accouterments, action, adding machine, addressing machine, agency,
agent, all-crop harvester, apparatus, appliance, appliances,
appointments, appurtenances, armament, automobile, backhoe, baler,
bean harvester, beet harvester, binder, breaker, bulldozer,
calfdozer, carryall, cast plow, channel, clockworks, combine,
compressor, contraption, contrivance, convenience, conveniences,
cotton picker, crab, crane, crimping machine, cultivator,
cutting machine, cutting press, derrick, device, dishwasher, disk,
disk harrow, disk plow, drag, dredge, dredger, dredging machine,
drill, drill plow, drive, drive train, drop hammer, duffel,
dumping machine, edger, elevator dredge, engine, enginery,
equipage, equipment, expedient, facilities, facility, fittings,
fixture, fixtures, folding machine, four-bottom plow, furnishings,
furniture, gadget, gang plow, gear, gin, going between, grader,
grain harvester, grub hook, habiliments, harrow, harvester,
haymaker, header, hoe drill, hoist, hydraulic press, impedimenta,
implement, innards, installations, instrument, instrumentality,
intermediation, kit, lawn mower, lister, lister cultivator,
machine, machine drill, mailing machine, materiel, means,
mechanical aid, mechanical device, mechanism, mediation, medium,
middlebreaker, moldboard plow, motion, motive power, motor,
motorcycle, movement, movements, mower, munition, munitions, navvy,
organ, outfit, packager, paraphernalia, peg-tooth harrow,
pile driver, planing machine, plant, planter, plow, plow drill,
plumbing, power mower, power plant, power shovel, power source,
power train, prairie breaker, press, press drill, printing machine,
pulp machine, punching machine, pusher, rake, recourse, resort,
rig, rigging, roller, rose engine, rotary plow, ruling machine,
saw machine, scooter, scraper, screwing machine, seed plow, seeder,
service, servomechanism, sewer, sewing machine, shovel plow,
snap machine, snow-thrower, snowblower, snowplow, solar machine,
sprayer, spring-tooth harrow, stag gang, steam hammer,
steam shovel, steamroller, stock-in-trade, subsoil plow,
sulky lister, sulky plow, swather, swivel plow, tackle, tackling,
tedder, things, thrasher, three-bottom plow, thresher,
threshing machine, tool, tractor, trench plow, triphammer,
turnplow, two-bottom plow, typewriter, typing machine, utensil,
utensils, utility, vehicle, vineyard plow, walking plow,
washing machine, watchworks, water wheel, wheels,
wheels within wheels, windlass, windrower, workings, works

machinery at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Instrument): machinery, mechanism, engineering, instrument, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, trappings, fittings, accouterments, equipment.

machinery at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [U] machines as a group, especially large ones:
agricultural / industrial machinery * a piece of machinery
2 [U] the parts of a machine that make it work:
a clock with all its machinery hanging out
3 [U, sing.] ~ (of sth) | ~ (for doing sth) the organization or structure of sth; the system for doing sth:
the machinery of government * There is no machinery for resolving disputes. * They are faced with the task of dismantling the state machinery in order to create more democratic structures. * The bumblebee has developed complex machinery for collecting pollen.

Machinery at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Machinery \Ma*chin"er*y\, n. [From {Machine}: cf. F.
1. Machines, in general, or collectively.

2. The working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as,
the machinery of a watch.

3. The supernatural means by which the action of a poetic or
fictitious work is carried on and brought to a
catastrophe; in an extended sense, the contrivances by
which the crises and conclusion of a fictitious narrative,
in prose or verse, are effected.

The machinery, madam, is a term invented by the
critics, to signify that part which the deities,
angels, or demons, are made to act in a poem.

4. The means and appliances by which anything is kept in
action or a desired result is obtained; a complex system
of parts adapted to a purpose.

An indispensable part of the machinery of state.

The delicate inflexional machinery of the Aryan
languages. --I. Taylor

machinery at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: machines or machine systems collectively
2: a system of means and activities whereby a social
institution functions; "the complex machinery of
negotiation"; "the machinery of command labored and
brought forth an order"

machinery at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » machinerie||machinery, from Inter: term » machine|lang=fr||machine; see machine.


* Inter: enPR » mə-shē'nə-rē
  • Inter: audio » En-us-machinery.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-noun » machineries|-

  • The machines constituting a production apparatus, in a plant etc., collectively.
    1. The working parts of a machine as a group.
    2. The collective parts of something which allow it to function.
    3. Inter: figurativel » y The literary devices used in a work, notably for dramatic effect

      Related terms

      * machinist


      Inter: trans-top » machines constituting a production apparatus

  • Inter: trreq » da
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|machinerie|f, Inter: t- » nl|machinepark|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|koneet|p
  • Inter: trreq » fr
  • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|គ្រឿងចក្រ|tr=krɨəng cak|sc=Khmr

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|maquinaria|f, Inter: t- » pt|maquinário|m
    • Inter: trreq » ro
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|оборудование|n|sc=Cyrl|tr=oborúdovanije|alt=обору́дование, Inter: t+ » ru|машина|f|p|sc=Cyrl|tr=mašíny|alt=маши́ны

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » working parts of a machine as a group
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|machinerie|f, mechaniek
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|koneisto
    • Inter: trreq » fr

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|gép, Inter: t+ » hu|szerkezet
  • Inter: trreq » ro
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|механизм|m|tr=mexanízm

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » collective parts of something which allow it to function
    • Inter: trreq » da
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|machinerie|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|koneisto
    • Inter: trreq » fr
    • Inter: trreq » de

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|gépezet
  • Inter: trreq » km
  • Inter: trreq » ro
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|механизм|m|tr=mexanízm
  • Inter: trreq » es

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ar: Inter: Arab » الآلات Inter: IPAchar » (al-’alāt) {{p}}
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 机械装置 (jī xiè zhuāng zhì)
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: Inter: t- » sh|mašinerija|f
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: Inter: t+ » fr|mécanique|f, machinierie, méchanique, parc de machines
    • Inter: ttbc » de: Inter: t+ » de|Maschinerie|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » it: Inter: t+ » it|macchinario|m
  • Inter: ttbc » ja: 機械類 (きかいるい, kikairui)
  • Inter: ttbc » ko: 기계류 (gigyeryu)
  • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t- » es|maquinaria|f, Inter: t+ » es|mecánica|f
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: Inter: t- » sv|maskineri

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

    Translation: de » machinery
    Translation: et » machinery
    Translation: el » machinery
    Translation: es » machinery
    Translation: fr » machinery
    Translation: ko » machinery
    Translation: io » machinery
    Translation: it » machinery
    Translation: kn » machinery
    Translation: ku » machinery
    Translation: li » machinery
    Translation: hu » machinery
    Translation: ml » machinery
    Translation: my » machinery
    Translation: ja » machinery
    Translation: pl » machinery
    Translation: fi » machinery
    Translation: sv » machinery
    Translation: ta » machinery
    Translation: te » machinery
    Translation: tr » machinery
    Translation: vi » machinery
    Translation: zh » machinery