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machine

ma·chine

machine

 
 
pronunciation:
m shin
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a man-made device, usu. driven by a motor or engine, with a system of interrelated parts that work together to perform a task.
a printing machine
 
similar words:
apparatus, appliance, contrivance, device, engine, invention, mechanism, motor
definition 2: an organized group that controls the workings of an organization or cause.
the political machine
synonyms:
apparatus, organization
similar words:
combine, coterie, machinery, operation, outfit, party, setup, structure, system
definition 3: any complicated or intricate system.
similar words:
apparatus, contraption, contrivance, machinery, system
definition 4: a human being who performs or behaves with the regularity or predictability of a mechanical device, or appears to be without emotion.
synonyms:
automaton, robot
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: machined, machines, machining
definition: to construct, prepare, cut, or finish using a machine.
These garments are not sewn by hand; they are machined.
similar words:
construct, lathe, saw, tool
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derivation: machinelike (adj.)
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