Meaning of “machine” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /məˈʃiːn/

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.

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a group of people all working together to achieve the same result:

a political/war machine

(Definition of “machine” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)