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machinery

noun [U] uk   /məˈʃiː.nə.ri/  us   /-nɚ.i/

machinery noun [U] (MACHINES)

C1 a group of large machines or the parts of a machine that make it work: industrial/farm machinery His hand was injured when he got it caught in the machinery.
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machinery noun [U] (PROCESS/ORGANIZATION)

the structure and systems of an organization or process: bureaucratic/political/decision-making machinery the machinery of government
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