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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

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

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.
Corazon Aquino

Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.
Karl Marx

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
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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