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English noun: machinery

1. machinery (artifact) machines or machine systems collectively

Broader (hypernym)machine

Narrower (hyponym)enginery, grinder, mill, milling machinery

2. machinery (group) a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions

SamplesThe complex machinery of negotiation.
The machinery of command labored and brought forth an order.

Broader (hypernym)scheme, system

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