Meaning of MACHINE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ məʃi:n ]
( machines, machining, machined)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
A machine is a piece of equipment which uses electricity or an engine in order to do a particular kind of work.
I put the coin in the machine and pulled the lever...
...a color photograph of the sort taken by machine to be pasted in passports.
N-COUNT : also by N
If you machine something, you make it or work on it using a machine.
The material is machined in a factory...
All parts are machined from top grade, high tensile aluminium.
...machined brass zinc alloy gears.
VERB : usu passive , be V-ed , be V-ed from n , V-ed
...our machining, fabrication and finishing processes.
You can use machine to refer to a large and well-controlled system or organization.
...Nazi Germany’s military machine...
He has put the party publicity machine behind another candidate.
N-COUNT : usu supp N
see also fruit machine , sewing machine , slot machine , vending machine
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006