• (noun): Machines or machine systems collectively.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on machinery:

Ludwig Knoop
... In 1842, the British ban on the export of cotton machinery, imposed in 1775 to protect the country's head start in technology, was lifted, allowing the manufacture of cotton to expand in ... L Knoop Co, in association with De Jersey and the machinery manufacturer Platt Brothers of Oldham, Manchester ... This was because he relied exclusively on English machinery and also supplied the factories with English managers, technicians and supervisors ...
Swingate Mill, Guston - Description
... For a description of the machinery, see Mill machinery ... The mill drove three pairs 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 ... 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): 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"

Famous quotes containing the word machinery:

    Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough.
    Karel Capek (1890–1938)

    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)

    I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of “work,” because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don’t always want to do.... The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep.
    Andy Warhol (1928–1987)