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English definition of “machine”


noun [C]     /məˈʃiːn/
EQUIPMENT A2 a piece of equipment with moving parts that uses power to do a particular job : a fax machine a coffee machine Clothes are generally sewn by machine these days .Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores
GROUP a group of people all working together to achieve the same result : a political / war machineHelping and co-operatingGroups of people
COMPUTER a computer → See also answerphone, cash machine, sewing machine, slot machine, vending machine, washing machineMachinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic choresComputer hardware
(Definition of machine noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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