Definition of 'machinery'
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And the government machinery was shaped to that end. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A look at how she has changed the machinery of government would suggest that she hasn't. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why picked Has an understanding of the machinery of government the president-elect lacks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On the other hand they are usually heavy objects and heavy machinery is required to move them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You will not get plant and machinery capital allowances on a garden office. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There are still substantial savings out of the machinery of government. The Sun (2013)They are too slow to escape logging and farm machinery. The Sun (2007)The widespread construction of factories and extensive use of machinery represented the mechanical basis of this increase. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)Last night workers using heavy machinery and cutters tried to reach the buried. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Whole hillsides lay collapsed because plant machinery cannot get close. The Sun (2010)Look out for working farm machinery and sudden movements of livestock. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Japan currently leads the world in the production and use of robotic machinery. Sociology (1995) Heavy machinery would cause further instability so the car just had to stay down there. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such assets are known as intangible assets in contrast to the physical ones such as plant and machinery. Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)They will also import the machinery. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We will learn more this week about his plans for reforming the machinery of government and who will get the top jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was the first investment in new machinery at the factory since the 1980s. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At the same time, the administrative machinery of the party was entirely under his control. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The ruling may be overturned, but the machinery of government is working. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I work in a large factory making machinery parts. The Sun (2006)I've imported plant machinery and mobile homes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'machinery'
British English: machinery /məˈʃiːnərɪ/ NOUN
Machinery is machines in general, or machines that are used in a factory.
...machinery for making cars.
- American English: machinery
- Arabic: الاتٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: maquinário
- Chinese: 机械
- Croatian: mašinerija
- Czech: strojní zařízení
- Danish: maskineri
- Dutch: machinerie
- European Spanish: maquinaria máquinas
- Finnish: koneet
- French: machinerie
- German: Maschinen
- Greek: μηχανήματα
- Italian: macchinario
- Japanese: 機械類
- Korean: 기계류
- Norwegian: maskineri
- Polish: maszyneria
- European Portuguese: maquinaria
- Romanian: mașinărie
- Russian: оборудование
- Spanish: maquinaria
- Swedish: maskiner
- Thai: เครื่องจักร
- Turkish: mekanizma
- Ukrainian: обладнання
- Vietnamese: máy móc
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