Machinery vs. Machine

Machinery vs. Machine — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Machinery and Machine

Machinerynoun

Machines or machine parts considered as a group.

Machinenoun

A device consisting of fixed and moving parts that redirects mechanical energy to accomplish a particular task or set of tasks.

Machinerynoun

The working parts of a particular machine.

Machinenoun

See simple machine.

Machinerynoun

A system of related elements that operate in a definable manner

diplomatic and political machinery.

Machinenoun

See compound machine.

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Machinerynoun

A device or means of achieving or effecting a result.

Machinenoun

A system or device for doing work, as an automobile or jackhammer, together with its power source and auxiliary equipment.

Machinerynoun

A literary device for bringing about an effect, such as a happy ending.

Machinenoun

A system or device, such as a computer, that performs or assists in the performance of a human task

The machine is down.

Machinerynoun

The machines constituting a production apparatus, in a plant etc., collectively.

Machinenoun

An intricate natural system or organism, such as the human body.

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Machinerynoun

The working parts of a machine as a group.

Machinenoun

A person who acts in a rigid, mechanical, or unconscious manner.

Machinerynoun

The collective parts of something which allow it to function.

Machinenoun

An organized group of people whose members are or appear to be under the control of one or more leaders

a political machine.

Machinerynoun

(figuratively) The literary devices used in a work, notably for dramatic effect

Machinenoun

A device used to produce a stage effect, especially a mechanical means of lowering an actor onto the stage.

Machinerynoun

machines or machine systems collectively

Machinenoun

A literary device used to produce an effect, especially the introduction of a supernatural being to resolve a plot.

Machinerynoun

a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions;

the complex machinery of negotiationthe machinery of command labored and brought forth an order

Machinenoun

An answering machine

Leave a message on my machine if I'm not home.

Machineadjective

Of, relating to, or felt to resemble a machine

machine repairs.machine politics.

Machineverb

To cut, shape, or finish by machine.

Machineverb

To be cut, shaped, or finished by machine

This metal machines easily.

Machinenoun

A device that directs and controls energy, often in the form of movement or electricity, to produce a certain effect.

Machinenoun

(dated) A vehicle operated mechanically, such as an automobile or an airplane.

Machinenoun

An answering machine or, by extension, voice mail.

I called you earlier, but all I got was the machine.

Machinenoun

(computing) A computer.

Game developers assume they're pushing the limits of the machine.He refuses to turn off his Linux machine.

Machinenoun

(figuratively) A person or organisation that seemingly acts like a machine, being particularly efficient, single-minded, or unemotional.

Bruce Campbell was a "demon-killing machine" because he made quick work of killing demons.The government has become a money-making machine.

Machinenoun

Especially, the group that controls a political or similar organization; a combination of persons acting together for a common purpose, with the agencies which they use.

Machinenoun

Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.

Machinenoun

The system of special interest groups that supports a political party, especially in urban areas.

Machinenoun

Penis.

Machineverb

to make by machinery.

Machineverb

to shape or finish by machinery.

Machinenoun

any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

Machinenoun

an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently;

the war machine

Machinenoun

an efficient person;

the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

Machinenoun

4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine;

he needs a car to get to work

Machinenoun

a group that controls the activities of a political party;

he was endorsed by the Democratic machine

Machinenoun

a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point

Machineverb

turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery

Machineverb

make by machinery;

The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars