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Etymology

From Middle French machine from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] machina from Ancient Greek μαχανά (makhana), Doric spelling of μηχανή (mēkhanē).

Pronunciation

General American
IPA /məˈʃiːn/
SAMPA /m@"Si:n/

Adjective

machine (not comparable)

Positive
machine

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. belonging to a machine
  2. made by a machine

Noun

Singular
machine

Plural
{{{1}}}

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. a person who seemingly acts like a machine, a person who is very proficient at a task.
    Bruce Campbell was a "demon-killing machine" because he made quick work of killing demons.

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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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Noun

machine f. (plural machines, diminutive machientje or machinetje)

  1. machine

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

machine f. (plural machines)

  1. machine

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