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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

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

This is the rock 'n' roll life, and you had to invent it as you went along. There was no textbook to say how you operate this machinery.
Keith Richards

There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
H. G. Wells

Proteins are the machinery of living tissue that builds the structures and carries out the chemical reactions necessary for life.
Michael Behe

God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
Aldous Huxley
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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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