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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: mə-shē'nə-rē, IPA(key): /məˈʃiːnəɹi/
  • Rhymes: -iːnəɹi
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NounEdit

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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