Meaning of MACHINERY in English

MACHINERY

ma ‧ chin ‧ e ‧ ry W3 /məˈʃiːnəri/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ machine , ↑ machinery , ↑ machinist , ↑ mechanic , mechanics, ↑ mechanism , ↑ mechanization ; adjective : ↑ mechanical , ↑ mechanized , ↑ mechanistic ; verb : ↑ machine , ↑ mechanize ; adverb : ↑ mechanically , ↑ mechanistically ]

1 . machines, especially large ones

agricultural/industrial/factory etc machinery

The use of heavy machinery has damaged the site.

a piece of machinery

2 . a system or set of processes for doing something

machinery of

the machinery of government

machinery for (doing) something

The company has no effective machinery for resolving disputes.

3 . the parts inside a machine that make it work:

Be careful not to get anything caught in the machinery.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.