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machinery

noun
     
Related topics: Politics
ma‧chin‧e‧ry S3 [uncountable]
1 machines, especially large ones
The use of heavy machinery has damaged the site.
2P a system or set of processes for doing something
machinery of
the machinery of government
machinery for (doing) something
The company has no effective machinery for resolving disputes.
3 the parts inside a machine that make it work:
Be careful not to get anything caught in the machinery.

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