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English definition of “machinery”

machinery

noun [U]     /məˈʃiːnəri/
EQUIPMENT machines, often large machines: industrial/farm machineryEngines and motorsThe engine and engine parts
SYSTEM the system that a group of people uses to achieve something: the machinery of governmentWays of achieving things
(Definition of machinery noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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