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1 machine /məˈʃiːn/ noun
plural machines
1 machine
/məˈʃiːn/
noun
plural machines
Learner's definition of MACHINE
[count]
: a piece of equipment with moving parts that does work when it is given power from electricity, gasoline, etc.
often used to refer informally to a specific type of machine
see also answering machine, flying machine, rowing machine, sewing machine, slot machine, time machine, vending machine, voting machine, washing machine
informal : a vehicle (such as a car or motorcycle)
: a person or group that does something efficiently, quickly, or repeatedly like a machine
: a powerful and well-organized group

by machine

: with a machine

— machinelike

/məˈʃiːnˌlaɪk/ adjective [more machinelike; most machinelike]
2 machine /məˈʃiːn/ verb
machines; machined; machining
2 machine
/məˈʃiːn/
verb
machines; machined; machining
Learner's definition of MACHINE
[+ object]
: to shape (something) by using a machine
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