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machinery

noun [U]
 
 
/məˈʃiːnəri/
PRODUCTION a group of large machines or large machines in general: agricultural/industrial/farm, etc. machinery They use modern farm machinery, such as combine harvesters. The workshops are fitted with modern plant machinery.drive/operate/use machinery If you feel tired, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery. What happens if the machinery breaks down?machinery goes/runs/works They keep the machinery working all night.machinery manufacturer/supplier The site is owned by a textile machinery manufacturer. Loose clothing may get caught in the machinery.
the structure and systems of an organization or process: The Prime Minister made major changes to the machinery of government. the bureaucratic/political/decision-making machinery →  See also heavy machinery , office machinery
(Definition of machinery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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