Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun machinery

2 senses of machinery

Sense 1
machinery -- (machines or machine systems collectively)
       => machine -- (any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks)

Sense 2
machinery -- (a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions; "the complex machinery of negotiation"; "the machinery of command labored and brought forth an order")
       => system, scheme -- (a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going")

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