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1. machinery

noun. ['məˈʃiːnɝi, məˈʃiːnri'] machines or machine systems collectively.

Synonyms

  • grinder
  • machine
  • milling machinery
  • mill

Antonyms

  • spoils system
  • merit system
  • truth

Etymology

  • machinerie (French)
  • -erie (French)

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Rhymes with Machinery

  • citizenry
  • conrey
  • conry
  • falconry
  • fitzhenry
  • freemasonry
  • henri
  • henry
  • manry
  • masonry
  • mchenry
  • penry
  • shinri
  • weaponry

How do you pronounce machinery?

Pronounce machinery as məˈʃinəri.

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Sentences with machinery


1. Noun, singular or mass
Students should also have computer training since many of the tools and machinery in a machine shop are computerized.

Quotes about machinery


1. The mark of all good art is not that the thing done is done exactly or finely, for machinery may do as much, but that it is worked out with the head and the workman's heart.
- Oscar Wilde

2. Feature-length film comedy is harder to pull off than the episodic sitcom - it doesn't have the same factory machinery up and running, teams of writers putting familiar characters through permutations - but that doesn't explain the widening quality gap that makes movie humor look like a genetic defective.
- James Wolcott

3. Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked. Good mental machinery ought to break its own wheels and levers, if anything is thrust among them suddenly which tends to stop them or reverse their motion. A weak mind does not accumulate force enough to hurt itself; stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

2. machinery

noun. ['məˈʃiːnɝi, məˈʃiːnri'] a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions.

Synonyms

  • scheme

Etymology

  • machinerie (French)
  • -erie (French)
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