Meaning of MACHINERY in English
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
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. 2012