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machine meaning

[ mə'ʃi:n ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "machine""machine" in a sentence
  • Noun: machine  mu'sheen
    1. Any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks 
    2. An efficient person
      "the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine" 
    3. An intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently
      "the war machine" 
    4. A device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
      - simple machine 
    5. A group that controls the activities of a political party
      "he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"
      - political machine 
    6. A motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
      - car, auto, automobile, motorcar
    Verb: machine  mu'sheen
    1. Turn, shape, mould, or otherwise finish by machinery 
    2. Make by machinery
      "The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars"

    Derived forms: machining, machines, machined

    See also: machinery, machinist

    Type of: automotive vehicle, create, device, forge, form, individual, make, mechanical device, mold [N. Amer], mortal, motor vehicle, mould [Brit, Cdn], organisation [Brit], organization, person, produce, shape, somebody, someone, soul, work

    Encyclopedia: Machine

  • [Business]
    noun, verb



    1 [C] (often used in compounds)

    a piece of equipment with moving parts that is designed to do a particular job and uses electricity, gas, wind power, etc. in order to operate:

    a drilling/copying machine

    How does this machine work?

    The machine runs on solar power.

    The stone is cut by machine.

    a machine operator

    FAX noun (1)

    a heavy/large/powerful machine

    ◆ to install/service a machine

    ◆ to operate/run/start/stop/use a machine

    ◆ a machine breaks down/runs/works

    2 [C]

    a particular machine, when you do not refer to it by its full name, especially a computer:

    The software will run on most desktop machines.

    Can I borrow some money-the machine is out of cash

    (= the cash machine)?

    3 [C, usually sing.]

    a group of people that control an organization or part of an organization:

    the company's marketing machine

    verb [+ obj]

    (Manufacturing )

    to make or shape sth with a machine:

    This material can be cut and machined easily.

    We machine the part from a single piece of aluminium.

    machining noun [U]:

    the precision machining of aircraft parts

  • [Mechanical engineering]
    A combination of rigid or resistant bodies having definite motions and capable of performing useful work.

  • [Computer]
    Common term for "computer", usually when considered at the hardware level. The Turing Machine, an early example of this usage, was however neither hardware nor software, but only an idea.
  • Rick brought his machine over to collins.
  • He imports machines from germany and japan.
  • We understand these remarkable machines.
  • All or part of the machine state is saved.
  • Dick's life is tied to machines.
  • Tell us how you fixed up the machine.
  • This kind of machine performs satisfactorily.
  • The machine also sends a "start" impulse.
  • The machine rests on a bed of concrete.
  • The machine has become rusty from disuse.
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