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Meaning of “machine” - Learner’s Dictionary

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 machine Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic choresComputer hardware
(Definition of machine from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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