la maquinaria
-the machinery
See the entry for maquinaria.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (group of machines)
a. machinery
Construimos y vendemos maquinaria agrícola a granjas.We manufacture and sell agricultural machinery to farms.
b. equipment
La maquinaria pesada en la obra en construcción necesita ser reparada.The heavy equipment at the construction site needs repairing.
2. (mechanical components)
a. mechanism
Abrí el reloj para ver cómo funciona la maquinaria.I opened the watch to see how the mechanism works.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
a. machine
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
El petróleo es el combustible que alimenta a la maquinaria de guerra.Oil is the fuel that keeps the war machine going.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (aparatos)
a. machinery
2. (mecanismo; de reloj, aparato)
a. mechanism
3. (de estado, partido)
a. machinery
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1 (conjunto de máquinas) machinery
maquinaria agrícola agricultural machinery; farm implements
; (p)
maquinaria pesada heavy plant
2 (mecanismo) mechanism
la maquinaria de un reloj the mechanism of a watch
3 (Política) machine
la maquinaria electoral the campaign machine; la maquinaria propagandística the propaganda machine
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