Definition of Machinery

Ma`chin´er`y   Pronunciation: må`shēn´ẽr`ŷ
n.1.Machines, in general, or collectively.
2.The working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as, the machinery of a watch.
3.The supernatural means by which the action of a poetic or fictitious work is carried on and brought to a catastrophe; in an extended sense, the contrivances by which the crises and conclusion of a fictitious narrative, in prose or verse, are effected.
The machinery, madam, is a term invented by the critics, to signify that part which the deities, angels, or demons, are made to act in a poem.
- Pope.
4.The means and appliances by which anything is kept in action or a desired result is obtained; a complex system of parts adapted to a purpose.
An indispensable part of the machinery of state.
- Macaulay.
The delicate inflexional machinery of the Aryan languages.
- I. Taylor (The Alphabet).

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