See under (def 5).
[muh-shee-nuh-ree] /məˈʃi nə ri/
noun, plural machineries.
an assemblage of or mechanical apparatuses:
the machinery of a factory.
the parts of a , collectively:
the machinery of a watch.
a group of people or a system by which action is maintained or by which some result is obtained:
the machinery of government.
a group of contrivances for producing stage effects.
the group or aggregate of literary , especially those of supernatural agency (epic machinery) in an epic poem.
noun (pl) -eries
machines, machine parts, or machine systems collectively
a particular machine system or set of machines
a system similar to a machine: the machinery of government
literary devices used for effect in epic poetry
1680s; from machine (n.) + -ery. Originally theatrical, “devices for creating stage effects” (which also was a sense of Greek mekhane); meaning “machines collectively” is attested from 1731. Middle English had machinament “a contrivance” (early 15c.).
epicondylalgia ep·i·con·dy·lal·gi·a (ěp’ĭ-kŏn’dl-āl’jē-ə, -jə) n. Pain in an epicondyle of the humerus or in the tendons or muscles that originate there.
[ep-i-kon-dahyl, -dl] /ˌɛp ɪˈkɒn daɪl, -dl/ noun 1. Anatomy. a rounded protuberance at the end of a bone, serving as a place of attachment for ligaments, tendons, and muscles. epicondyle ep·i·con·dyle (ěp’ĭ-kŏn’dĭl, -dl) n. A rounded projection at the end of a bone, located on or above a condyle and usually serving as a place […]
[ep-i-kon-dahy-lahy-tis, -dl-ahy-] /ˌɛp ɪˌkɒn daɪˈlaɪ tɪs, -dlˈaɪ-/ noun, Pathology. 1. irritation or inflammation of the or surrounding tissue, especially at the elbow. epicondylitis ep·i·con·dy·li·tis (ěp’ĭ-kŏn’dl-ī’tĭs) n. Infection or inflammation of an epicondyle.
[ep-i-kon-tn-en-tl] /ˌɛp ɪˌkɒn tnˈɛn tl/ adjective 1. found or located in or on a continent: epicontinental minerals; an epicontinental sea. /ˌɛpɪˌkɒntɪˈnɛntəl/ adjective 1. (esp of a sea) situated on a continental shelf or continent