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English definition of “machine”

machine

noun [C] (PIECE OF EQUIPMENT)    /məˈʃiːn/
A2 a piece of equipment with several moving parts that uses power to do a particular type of work: Eggs are sorted into different sizes by a machine. If I'm not home when you call, leave a message on the machine (= answering machine). Don't forget to put the towels in the machine (= washing machine) before you go out. I got some chocolate from a vending machine.Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores
(Definition of machine noun (PIECE OF EQUIPMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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