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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).

machine (not comparable)

Positive
machine

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

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

Singular
machine

Plural
machines

machine (plural machines)

  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.


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