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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The parts of an engine or other combination of parts that work together. Also: An organized group that controls a political party.

Usage examples (38)
  • The sense of humor is the oil of life's engine. Without it, the machinery creaks and groans.
  • The complex machinery of negotiation
  • The machinery of command labored and brought forth an order
  • Milly would, if she could, have stuck her fingers into what she called the machinery of the thing. for more
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