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Machine 1Definition: In general, any combination of bodies so connected that their relative
motions are constrained, and by
means of which force and motion may be transmitted and modified, as a screw and its nut, or a lever arranged to turn about a fulcrum or a pulley about its pivot,
etc.; especially, a construction, more or less complex, consisting of a combination of moving
parts, or simple mechanical
wheels, levers, cams, etc., with their
supports and connecting framework, calculated to constitute a prime mover, or to receive force and motion from a prime mover or from another machine, and transmit, modify, and apply them to the production of some desired mechanical effect or work, as weaving by a loom, or the excitation of electricity by an electrical machine.
Machine 2Definition: Any mechanical contrivance, as the wooden horse with which the
Greeks entered Troy; a coach; a
Machine 3Definition: A person who
acts mechanically or at will of another.
Machine 4Definition: A combination of
persons acting together for a common purpose, with the agencies which they use; as, the social machine.
Machine 5Definition: A political organization arranged and controlled by one or more
leaders for selfish, private or partisan
Machine 6Definition: Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.
Machine 7Definition: To subject to the action of machinery; to effect by aid of machinery; to print with a printing machine.
machine 8Definition: 4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
machine 9Definition: any mechanical or electrical device that
modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human
machine 10Definition: a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
machine 11Definition: a group that
controls the activities of a political party; "he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"
machine 12Definition: an intricate organization that
goals efficiently; "the war machine"
machine 13Definition: an efficient person; "the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine"
machine 14Definition: make by machinery; "The
Americans were machining while
others still hand-made
machine 15Definition: turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery