Meaning of MACHINERY in English

MACHINERY

noun machines, in general, or collectively.

2. machinery ·noun the working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as, the machinery of a watch.

3. machinery ·noun 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.

4. machinery ·noun 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.

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