machinery machinery  /mə ˈʃi nə ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) machines or machine systems collectively
  2. (n) a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions

Usage(s):

  1. By a smothering mesh of legal machinery in the United States, the workmen's voice is stifledas Labor sees it.
  2. Color Process machinery is one of the many leased specialties of Food Machinery Corp.
  3. His family has been in the machinery business since 1860, and McCone himself spent 15 years working for Consolidated Steel Corp.

News

  1. Final Glance: Machinery companies

    Shares of some top machinery companies were down at the close of trading: Caterpillar fell $1.27 or 1.5 percent, to $83.87. Deere & Co. fell $.72 or .8 percent, to $84.88. Manitowoc fell $.10 or .5 percent, ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Midday Glance: Machinery companies

    Shares of some top machinery companies are down at 1 p.m.: Caterpillar fell $1.36 or 1.6 percent, to $83.79. Deere & Co. fell $.86 or 1.0 percent, to $84.74. Manitowoc fell $.07 or .4 percent, to $19.37. ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Planting & Fertilizing Machinery Market Analyzed & Forecast by GIA in Report Now Available at MarketPublishers.com

    Currently, the global demand for planting and fertilizing machinery demonstrates stable growth, driven mainly by the enhancing adoption of mechanized farming across the globe. Such factors as commodity prices, government subsides, farm income, credit availability, scarcity of farm labor and product innovations have a considerable influence on the development of the planting and fertilizing ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Confidence and courage are the essentials of success in carrying out our plan," Roosevelt said. "You people must have faith; you must not be stampeded by rumors or guesses. Let us unite in banishing fear. We have provided the machinery to...
    on Aug 22, 2008 By: Franklin D Roosevelt Source: Rocky Mountain News

  2. Tusk said that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization would be too slow in coming to Poland's defense if Poland were threatened and that the bloc would take "days, weeks to start that machinery."
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Donald Tusk Source: USA Today

  3. "The government is bent on picking up every opposition man," said Ahsan Iqbal, spokesman for the party of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. "All fascist tactics are being used and all the state machinery is being exploited for the...
    on Sep 23, 2007 By: Allama Iqbal Source: International Herald Tribune

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