The working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as, the machinery of a watch.
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 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.
I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of 'work,' because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don't always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep. Andy Warhol
machinery in German is Maschinen, Maschinerie
machinery in Italian is macchinario
machinery in Norwegian is maskineri
machinery in Portuguese is maquinaria
machinery in Spanish is maquinaria
machinery in Swedish is maskiner