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General words for machinery and equipment

apparatus

noun

the machines, tools, and equipment needed for doing something, especially something technical or scientific

array

noun

a number of pieces of equipment of the same type, connected together to do a particular job

automation

noun

a system that uses machines to do work instead of people, or the process of changing to such a system

automaton

noun

a machine that can move and do things without being controlled by someone

big beast

noun

a powerful machine or piece of equipment that uses very modern technology

black box

noun

a computer or similar piece of equipment that performs a complicated job, although the person using it does not understand how it works

clunker

noun

an old vehicle or machine that is in very bad condition

contraption

noun

a machine or piece of equipment, especially one that looks strange or complicated

contrivance

noun

a complicated machine or piece of equipment designed for a particular purpose

device

noun

a machine or piece of equipment that does a particular thing

equipment

noun

the tools, machines, or other things that you need for a particular job or activity

facility

noun

something such as a room or piece of equipment that is provided at a place for people to use

gadget

noun

a small piece of equipment that uses new technology

gismo

another spelling of gizmo

gizmo

noun

a small piece of equipment, especially one whose name you do not know

hardware

noun

the equipment, machines, and vehicles used in a particular area of activity, especially in the armed forces

implement

noun

a tool, or a simple piece of equipment

installation

noun

a system or piece of equipment that has been installed somewhere

instrument

noun

a tool or piece of equipment used in science, medicine, or technology

instrument

noun

a piece of equipment that measures something such as position, speed, or temperature

invention

noun

a machine, tool, or system that someone has made, designed, or thought of for the first time

kit

noun

a set of tools or equipment for a particular purpose or activity

machine

noun

a piece of equipment that does a particular job by using electricity, steam, gas etc

machine

noun

a simple tool or piece of equipment that changes the size or direction of a force, for example a lever or a screw

machinery

noun

machines

mechanism

noun

a machine or part of a machine

mod cons

noun

the machines and pieces of equipment in your house that make life easy and comfortable

plant

noun

large machines and equipment used in industry

processor

noun

any machine that performs a process on something

rig

noun

a set of equipment used for a particular activity

robot

noun

a machine that can do work by itself, often work that humans do

technology

noun

advanced machines and equipment developed using technology

tool

noun

something that you use in order to perform a job or to achieve an aim

toy

noun

a piece of equipment that you enjoy using

unit

noun

a small machine that does a particular job by itself, or is a part of a larger machine

wheel

noun

any machine or piece of equipment that is shaped like a wheel, or that has a wheel as its main part

workhorse

noun

a very useful piece of equipment that you use a lot

this/that baby

used for referring to an exciting or interesting vehicle or machine

the tools of the trade

the skills and equipment that you need in order to do your job

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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