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"machinery" in British English

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machinerynoun [U]

uk   /məˈʃiː.nər.i/  us   /məˈʃiː.nɚ.i/
(Definition of machinery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"machinery" in American English

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machinerynoun [U]

 us   /məˈʃi·nər·i/
a group of machines, or the movable parts of a machine: farm machinery Some of the older machinery breaks down frequently.
(Definition of machinery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"machinery" in Business English

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machinerynoun [U]

uk   us   /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
(Definition of machinery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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