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Definition of Machinery

Machinery

  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.
  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.

Machinery Quotations

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
Horace Mann

For me, personally, skiing holds everything. I used to race cars, but skiing is a step beyond that. It removes the machinery and puts you one step closer to the elements. And it's a complete physical expression of freedom.
Robert Redford

My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?
Virginia Woolf

The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together.
Karl Marx

If we want to reduce poverty and misery, if we want to give to every deserving individual what is needed for a safe existence of an intelligent being, we want to provide more machinery, more power. Power is our mainstay, the primary source of our many-sided energies.
Nikola Tesla
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Machinery Translations

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
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