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Equipment vs. Machinery

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  • Equipment (noun)

    The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition.

  • Equipment (noun)

    Whatever is used in equipping something or someone, for example things needed for an expedition or voyage.

  • Machinery (noun)

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

  • Machinery (noun)

    The working parts of a machine as a group.

  • Machinery (noun)

    The collective parts of something which allow it to function.

  • Machinery (noun)

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

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  • Equipment (noun)

    The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition.

  • Equipment (noun)

    Whatever is used in equipping; necessaries for an expedition or voyage; the collective designation for the articles comprising an outfit; equipage; as, a railroad equipment (locomotives, cars, etc. ; for carrying on business); horse equipments; infantry equipments; naval equipments; laboratory equipments.

  • Machinery (noun)

    Machines, in general, or collectively.

  • Machinery (noun)

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

  • Machinery (noun)

    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.

  • Machinery (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Equipment (noun)

    an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

  • Machinery (noun)

    machines or machine systems collectively

  • Machinery (noun)

    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"

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