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Apparatus vs. Machinery

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Apparatusnoun

The entirety of means whereby a specific production is made existent or task accomplished.

Machinerynoun

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

Apparatusnoun

A complex machine or instrument.

Machinerynoun

The working parts of a machine as a group.

Apparatusnoun

An assortment of tools and instruments.

Machinerynoun

The collective parts of something which allow it to function.

Apparatusnoun

A bureaucratic organization, especially one influenced by political patronage.

Machinerynoun

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

Apparatusnoun

(firefighting) A vehicle used for emergency response.

Machinerynoun

Machines, in general, or collectively.

Apparatusnoun

(gymnastics) Any of the equipment on which the gymnasts perform their movements.

Machinerynoun

The working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as, the machinery of a watch.

Apparatusnoun

Things provided as means to some end.

Machinerynoun

The supernatural means by which the action of a poetic or fictitious work is carried on and brought to a catastrophe; in an extended sense, the contrivances by which the crises and conclusion of a fictitious narrative, in prose or verse, are effected.

‘The machinery, madam, is a term invented by the critics, to signify that part which the deities, angels, or demons, are made to act in a poem.’;

Apparatusnoun

Hence: A full collection or set of implements, or utensils, for a given duty, experimental or operative; any complex instrument or appliance, mechanical or chemical, for a specific action or operation; machinery; mechanism.

Machinerynoun

The means and appliances by which anything is kept in action or a desired result is obtained; a complex system of parts adapted to a purpose.

‘An indispensable part of the machinery of state.’; ‘The delicate inflexional machinery of the Aryan languages.’;

Apparatusnoun

A collection of organs all of which unite in a common function; as, the respiratory apparatus.

Machinerynoun

machines or machine systems collectively

Apparatusnoun

equipment designed to serve a specific function

Machinerynoun

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

‘the complex machinery of negotiation’; ‘the machinery of command labored and brought forth an order’;

Apparatusnoun

(anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function;

‘the breathing apparatus’;

Apparatusnoun

the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose

‘firemen wearing breathing apparatus’;

Apparatusnoun

the complex structure of a particular organization or system

‘the apparatus of government’;

Apparatusnoun

a collection of notes, variant readings, and other matter accompanying a printed text

‘one thing about the book's apparatus does irritate: the absence of an index of titles’;

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