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Etymology[]

From Middle French machine < Latin machina (a machine, engine, contrivance, device, stratagem, trick) < Ancient Greek μαχανά (makhana), Doric spelling of μηχανή (mēkhanē), a machine, engine, contrivance, device) < μῆχος (mēkhos), means).

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Noun[]

Singular
Machine

Plural
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Machine ({{{1}}})

  1. A mechanical or electrical device that performs or assists in the performance of human tasks, or is used for amusement (like a pinball machine).
  2. The group that controls a political or similar organization.
  3. (archaic) A vehicle operated mechanically; an automobile.
  4. (figuratively) A person or organisation that seemingly acts like a machine, being particularly efficient, single-minded, or unemotional.
    Bruce Campbell was a "demon-killing machine" because he made quick work of killing demons.
    The government has become a money-making machine.
  5. (telephony, abbreviation) answering machine or, by extension, voice mail.
    I called you earlier, but all I got was the machine.

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  • See also Wikisaurus:machine

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Verb[]

Infinitive
to Machine

Third person singular
machines

Simple past
machined

Past participle
-

Present participle
machining

to Machine (third-person singular simple present machines, present participle machining, simple past and past participle machined)

  1. to make by machinery.
  2. to shape or finish by machinery.

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Dutch[]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Machine f. (plural machines, diminutive machientje or machinetje, diminutive plural machientjes or machinetjes)

  1. machine

Derived terms[]

  • naaimachine
  • schrijfmachine

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Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Machine f. (plural Machines)

  1. machine

Related terms[]

  • machinal
  • machiner
  • machinisme
  • machiniste
  • mécanique

Anagrams[]

  • acehimn,
  • chemina

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