Definition of MACHINE


ma·​chine | mə-ˈshēn How to pronounce machine (audio)

1a : a mechanically, electrically, or electronically operated device for performing a task a machine for cleaning carpets

c : a coin-operated device a cigarette machine

(2) : an instrument (such as a lever) designed to transmit or modify the application of power, force, or motion

f : any of various apparatuses formerly used to produce stage effects

2a : one that resembles a machine (as in being methodical, tireless, or consistently productive) a gifted publicist and quote machine— John Lancaster

b(1) : a combination of persons acting together for a common end along with the agencies they use building a powerful war machine

(2) : a highly organized political group under the leadership of a boss or small clique a politician who challenged the local party machine

c : a living organism or one of its functional systems

3 : a literary device or contrivance introduced for dramatic effect

4a archaic : a constructed thing whether material or immaterial

b archaic : a military engine

transitive verb

: to process by or as if by machine especially : to reduce or finish by or as if by turning, shaping, planing, or milling by machine-operated tools

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  • July 16, 2021 at 3:33 pm
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