What is machinery?

  • (noun): A system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions.
    Example: "The complex machinery of negotiation"; "the machinery of command labored and brought forth an order"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on machinery:

Lonking Holdings
... its English name was changed from China Infrastructure Machinery Holdings Limited to Lonking Holdings Limited ...
Swingate Mill, Guston - Description
... For a description of the machinery, see Mill machinery ... of millstones underdrift and all the machinery was cast iron ...
Shandong Molong Petroleum Machinery
... Shandong Molong Petroleum Machinery Company Limited (SEHK 568), or Shandong Molong, is a private petroleum machinery manufacturer in Shouguang, Shandong, China ... rods, oil well pipes and other oil drilling and oil extraction machinery products.Petrochina and Sinopec are its major customers ...

More definitions of "machinery":

  • (noun): Machines or machine systems collectively.

Famous quotes containing the word machinery:

    angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to
    the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    We saw the machinery where murderers are now executed. Seven have been executed. The plan is better than the old one. It is quietly done. Only a few, at the most about thirty or forty, can witness [an execution]. It excites nobody outside of the list permitted to attend. I think the time for capital punishment has passed. I would abolish it. But while it lasts this is the best mode.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    In the arts of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)