Equipment vs Machinery what difference

what is difference between Equipment and Machinery

English

Etymology

From equip +‎ -ment, or from French équipement.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/

Noun

equipment (usually uncountable, plural equipments)

  1. The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition.
    • (Can we date this quote?) David Hume:
      The equipment of the fleet was hastened by De Witt.
  2. Whatever is used in equipping something or someone, for example things needed for an expedition or voyage.
    • 1851, Henry Longfellow, The Golden Legend
      Armed and dight, In the equipments of a knight.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • equip

Translations



English

Etymology

From French machinerie (machinery), from machine (machine); see machine.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: mə-shē’nə-rē, IPA(key): /məˈʃiːnəɹi/
  • Rhymes: -iːnəɹi

Noun

machinery (countable and uncountable, plural machineries)

  1. The machines constituting a production apparatus, in a plant etc., collectively.
  2. The working parts of a machine as a group.
  3. The collective parts of something which allow it to function.
    All of the machinery of the law was brought to bear on the investigation.
  4. (figuratively) The literary devices used in a work, notably for dramatic effect

Derived terms

  • heavy machinery
  • political machinery

Related terms

  • machinist

Translations

Further reading

  • machinery in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • machinery in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • hemicrany

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