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{adj: automated, machine-controlled, machine-driven} operated by automation
"an automated stoker"



{adj: automatic, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike} like the unthinking functioning of a machine
"an automatic `thank you'"
"machinelike efficiency"

{adj: broken, busted} out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')
"a broken washing machine"
"the coke machine is broken"
"the coke machine is busted"

{adj: clapped out} worn from age or heavy use and no longer able to operate (of cars or machines or people)

{adj: evocative, redolent, remindful, reminiscent} serving to bring to mind
"cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson
"a campaign redolent of machine politics"

{adj: exclusive, sole} not divided or shared with others
"they have exclusive use of the machine"
"sole rights of publication"

{adj: frictionless} lacking all friction
"a perpetual motion machine would have to be frictionless"

{adj: handmade, hand-crafted} made by hand or a hand process
"delicate handmade baby dresses"
<-> machine-made

{adj: handsewn, handstitched} sewn by hand rather than machine

{adj: laborsaving, laboursaving} designed to replace or conserve human and especially manual labor
"laborsaving devices like washing machines"

{adj: machine readable, computer readable} suitable for feeding directly into a computer

{adj: machine-accessible, connected} stored in, controlled by, or in direct communication with a central computer

{adj: machine-made} made by machine
<-> handmade

{adj: mechanic} resembling the action of a machine
"from blank to blank a threadless way I pushed mechanic feet"- Emily Dickenson

{adj: moving} in motion
"a constantly moving crowd"
"the moving parts of the machine"
<-> nonmoving

{adj: mown, cut} (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine
"the smell of newly mown hay"
<-> unmown

{adj: nether, under} located below or beneath something else
"nether garments"
"the under parts of a machine"

{adj: newfangled, new} (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new
"newfangled ideas"
"she buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them"

{adj: out of gear} not having gears engaged
"threw the machine's pinion out of gear"

{adj: political} involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
"calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman
"political pressure"
"a political machine"
"political office"
"political policy"
<-> nonpolitical

{adj: running, operative, functional, working} (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
"in running (or working) order"
"a functional set of brakes"

{adj: rusty} covered with or consisting of rust
"a rusty machine"
"rusty deposits"

{adj: telegraphic} of or relating to or transmitted by telegraph
"a telegraphic machine"
"telegraphic news reports"

{adj: two-handed, bimanual} requiring two hands or designed for two people
"a two-handed sledgehammer"
"a two-handed crosscut saw"
"a machine designed for bimanual operation"

{adj: uncomplicated, unsophisticated} lacking complexity
"small and uncomplicated cars for those really interested in motoring"
"an unsophisticated machine"

{adj: ungeared} having gears not engaged or disconnected
"the machine's ungeared pinion"
<-> geared

{adj: unmown, uncut} (used of grass or vegetation) not cut down with a hand implement or machine
"uncut grass"
"an unmown lawn"
<-> mown

{adv: by hand} without the use of a machine
"this dress is sewn by hand"
<-> by machine

{adv: by machine} with the use of a machine
"the shirt is sewn by machine"
<-> by hand

{adv: defectively} in a defective manner
"this machine functions only defectively"

{adv: forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrard} at or to or toward the front
"he faced forward"
"step forward"
"she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations)
<-> backward

{adv: operationally} in respect to operation
"reported the machine operationally satisfactory"
"a well-trained staff that is operationally adequate"

{n: Browning machine gun, Peacemaker} a belt-fed machine gun capable of firing more than 500 rounds per minute; used by United States troops in World War II and the Korean War

{n: Browning, John M. Browning, John Moses Browning} United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926)

{n: Burroughs, William Seward Burroughs} United States inventor who patented the first practical adding machine (1855-1898)

{n: Cockcroft and Walton accelerator, Cockcroft-Walton accelerator, Cockcroft and Walton voltage multiplier, Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier} a high-voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube

{n: DIP switch, dual inline package switch} (computer science) one of a set of small on-off switches mounted in computer hardware; used in place of jumpers to configure the machine for a user

{n: Gatling gun} an early form of machine gun having several barrels that fire in sequence as they are rotated

{n: Howe, Elias Howe} United States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867)

{n: Java} a simple platform-independent object-oriented programming language used for writing applets that are downloaded from the World Wide Web by a client and run on the client's machine

{n: Linotype, Linotype machine} a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metal

{n: Maxim gun} an obsolete water-cooled machine gun having a single barrel

{n: Mergenthaler, Ottmar Mergenthaler} United States inventor (born in Germany) of the Linotype machine (1854-1899)

{n: Pascal, Blaise Pascal} French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)

{n: Photostat, Photostat machine} a duplicating machine that makes quick positive or negative copies directly on the surface of prepared paper

{n: Singer, Isaac M. Singer, Isaac Merrit Singer} United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)

{n: Spandau} a German machine gun

{n: Turing machine} a hypothetical computer with an infinitely long memory tape

{n: Turing, Alan Turing, Alan Mathison Turing} English mathematician who conceived of the Turing machine and broke German codes during World War II (1912-1954)

{n: WordNet, Princeton WordNet} a machine-readable lexical database organized by meanings; developed at Princeton University

{n: X-ray machine} an apparatus that provides a source of X rays

{n: Xerox, xerographic copier, Xerox machine} a duplicator (trade mark Xerox) that copies graphic matter by the action of light on an electrically charged photoconductive insulating surface in which the latent image is developed with a resinous powder

{n: Zamboni} the trademark for a machine that smooths the ice in an ice-skating rink

{n: abrader, abradant} a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing

{n: accounting data} all the data (ledgers and journals and spreadsheets) that support a financial statement; can be hard copy or machine readable

{n: acquirer} the financial institution that dispenses cash in automated teller machines and collects a fee from the bank that issued the credit card

{n: adder} a machine that adds numbers

{n: adding machine, totalizer, totaliser} a calculator that performs simple arithmetic functions

{n: addressing machine, Addressograph} a printer that automatically prints addresses on letters for mailing

{n: amusement arcade} an arcade featuring coin-operated game machines

{n: answering machine} an electronic device that answers the telephone and records messages

{n: armored car, armoured car} a military combat vehicle on wheels with light armor (and usually a machine gun)

{n: armorer, armourer, artificer} an enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc.

{n: artificial kidney, hemodialyzer} a machine that uses dialysis to remove impurities and waste products from the bloodstream before returning the blood to the patient's body

{n: artilleryman, cannoneer, gunner, machine gunner} a serviceman in the artillery

{n: assembler, assembly program} a program to convert assembly language into machine language

{n: assembly language} a low-level programing language; close approximation to machine language

{n: assembly} a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit

{n: automatic rifle, automatic, machine rifle} light machine gun

{n: automation, mechanization, mechanisation} the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware
"automation replaces human workers by machines"

{n: automat} a cafeteria where food is served from machines

{n: automat} a vending machine from which you can get food

{n: bagger} a machine for putting objects or substances into bags

{n: balance wheel, balance} a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat

{n: bathhouse, bathing machine} a building containing dressing rooms for bathers

{n: behavior, behaviour} the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
"the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments"

{n: binary file} (computer science) a computer file containing machine-readable information that must be read by an application; characters use all 8 bits of each byte

{n: binder, reaper binder} a machine that cuts grain and binds it in sheaves

{n: breathing device, breathing apparatus, breathing machine, ventilator} a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure

{n: bug, glitch} a fault or defect in a system or machine

{n: burp gun, machine pistol} a fully automatic pistol; a small submachine gun

{n: calculator, calculating machine} a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations

{n: calculator, reckoner, figurer, estimator, computer} an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

{n: calender} a machine that smooths or glazes paper or cloth by pressing it between plates or passing it through rollers

{n: cap screw} a threaded screw for machine parts; screws into a tapped hole

{n: car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar} a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
"he needs a car to get to work"

{n: carriage} a machine part that carries something else

{n: cash machine, cash dispenser, automated teller machine, automatic teller machine, automated teller, automatic teller, ATM} an unattended machine (outside some banks) that dispenses money when a personal coded card is used

{n: cash register, register} a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill

{n: caster, castor} a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable

{n: chain stitch} looped machine stitch resembling the links of a chain; used in embroidery and in machine stitching

{n: chatter, chattering} the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine

{n: circle, round} any circular or rotating mechanism
"the machine punched out metal circles"

{n: cog} a subordinate who performs an important but routine function
"he was a small cog in a large machine"

{n: coin box} the part of a slot machine that serves as a receptacle for the coins

{n: coin slot} a slot through which coins can be inserted into a slot machine

{n: compressed air} air at a pressure greater than that of the atmosphere
"compressed air is often used to power machines"

{n: computer language, computer-oriented language, machine language, machine-oriented language} a programming language designed for use on a specific class of computers

{n: computer operation, machine operation} an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform

{n: computer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system} a machine for performing calculations automatically

{n: concrete mixer, cement mixer} a machine with a large revolving drum in which cement is mixed with other materials to make concrete

{n: control, controller} a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
"the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"
"I turned the controls over to her"

{n: corker} a machine that is used to put corks in bottles

{n: cotton gin, gin} a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers

{n: deckle edge, deckle} rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper

{n: decoder} a machine that converts a coded text into ordinary language

{n: defect, fault, flaw} an imperfection in a device or machine
"if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"

{n: depersonalization, depersonalisation} (existentialism) a loss of personal identity; a feeling of being an anonymous cog in a stupid social machine

{n: dialyzer, dialysis machine} a medical instrument for separating substances in solution by unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes

{n: diathermy machine} a medical instrument for local heating of bodily tissues for medical purposes

{n: dictator} a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine

{n: dishwasher, dish washer, dishwashing machine} a machine for washing dishes

{n: downtime} a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is not operating (especially as a result of malfunctions)
<-> uptime

{n: draftsman, draughtsman, draftsperson} a skilled worker who draws plans of buildings or machines

{n: drive} a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
"a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"

{n: efficiency expert, efficiency engineer} an expert in increasing the efficient use of machines and personnel

{n: electrical engineering, EE} the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication

{n: electrostatic generator, electrostatic machine, Wimshurst machine, Van de Graaff generator} electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity

{n: emulation} (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another

{n: explosive trace detection, ETD} a system for screening luggage in airports; an agent passes a swab around or inside luggage and then runs the swab through a machine that can detect trace amounts of explosives

{n: faceplate} a protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)

{n: facsimile, facsimile machine, fax} duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio

{n: farm machine} a machine used in farming

{n: field coil, field winding} the electric coil around a field magnet that produces the magneto motive force to set up the flux in an electric machine

{n: flight simulator, trainer} simulator consisting of a machine on the ground that simulates the conditions of flying a plane

{n: fluoroscope, roentgenoscope} an X-ray machine that combines an X-ray source and a fluorescent screen to enable direct observation

{n: franking machine} a machine that automatically stamps letters or packages passing through it and computes the total charge

{n: fruit machine} a coin-operated gambling machine that produces random combinations of symbols (usually pictures of different fruits) on rotating dials; certain combinations win money for the player

{n: futurism} an artistic movement in Italy around 1910 that tried to express the energy and values of the machine age

{n: governor, regulator} a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)

{n: grease-gun, gun} a hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine

{n: grinder} a machine tool that polishes metal

{n: harvester, reaper} farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields

{n: haymaker, hay conditioner} a farm machine that treats hay to cause more rapid and even drying

{n: header} a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon

{n: headstock} the stationary support in a machine or power tool that supports and drives a revolving part (as a chuck or the spindle on a lathe)

{n: heart-lung machine} a pump to maintain circulation during heart surgery; diverts blood from the heart and oxygenates it and then pumps it through the body

{n: hop-picker, hopper} a machine used for picking hops

{n: hovercraft, ground-effect machine} a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines

{n: hypertext} machine-readable text that is not sequential but is organized so that related items of information are connected
"Let me introduce the word hypertext to mean a body of written or pictorial material interconnected in such a complex way that it could not conveniently be presented or represented on paper"--Ted Nelson

{n: ice machine} an electric refrigerator to supply ice cubes

{n: inclined plane} a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal

{n: jersey} a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric

{n: jig} a device that holds a piece of machine work and guides the tools operating on it

{n: jockey} an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus
"he's a truck jockey"
"a computer jockey"
"a disc jockey"

{n: keyboard} device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like

{n: knit, knitting, knitwork} needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine

{n: knitting machine} a textile machine that makes knitted fabrics

{n: lathe} machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool

{n: launderette, Laundromat} a self-service laundry (service mark Laundromat) where coin-operated washing machines are available to individual customers

{n: laundry detergent} any of various detergents designed for use in a washing machine for clothing

{n: lever} a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum

{n: light machine gun} a submachine gun not greater than .30 millimeter

{n: lithograph, lithograph machine} duplicator that prints by lithography; a flat surface (of stone or metal) is treated to absorb or repel ink in the desired pattern

{n: lockstitch} machine stitch in which the top thread interlocks with the bobbin thread

{n: logic} the system of operations performed by a computer that underlies the machine's representation of logical operations

{n: loom} a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile

{n: machine bolt} a bolt with a square or hexagonal head on one end and a threaded shaft on the other end; tightened with a wrench; used to connect metal parts

{n: machine code, machine language} a set of instructions coded so that the computer can use it directly without further translation

{n: machine gun} a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)

{n: machine politician, ward-heeler, political hack, hack} a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends

{n: machine readable dictionary, MRD, electronic dictionary} a machine-readable version of a standard dictionary; organized alphabetically

{n: machine screw} a screw used either with a nut or with a tapped hole; slotted head can be driven by a screwdriver

{n: machine shop} workshop where metal is cut and shaped etc., by machine tools

{n: machine stitch, sewing-machine stitch} made by a sewing machine using two threads

{n: machine tool} a powered machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials

{n: machine translation, MT} the use of computers to translate from one language to another

{n: machine, political machine} a group that controls the activities of a political party
"he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"

{n: machine, simple machine} a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point

{n: machine-displayable text} electronic text that is stored and used in the form of a digital image

{n: machine-readable text} electronic text that is stored as strings of characters and that can be displayed in a variety of formats

{n: machinery} machines or machine systems collectively

{n: machine} an efficient person
"the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine"

{n: machine} an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently
"the war machine"

{n: machine} any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

{n: machinist, mechanic, shop mechanic} a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools

{n: macro, macro instruction} a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language

{n: magneto, magnetoelectric machine} a small dynamo with a secondary winding that produces a high voltage enabling a spark to jump between the poles of a spark plug in a gasoline engine

{n: mechanical advantage} the ratio of the force exerted by a machine to the force applied to it

{n: mechanical drawing} scale drawing of a machine or architectural plan etc,

{n: mechanical engineer} a person trained to design and construct machines

{n: mechanism} a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function
"the mechanism of the ear"
"the mechanism of infection"

{n: microwave diathermy machine} diathermy machine that uses microwave radiation as the source of heat

{n: military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine} the military forces of a nation
"their military is the largest in the region"
"the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

{n: milking machine} machine consisting of a suction apparatus for milking cows mechanically

{n: miller, milling machine} machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it

{n: millwork} woodwork that has been machined at a mill

{n: mimeograph, mimeo, mimeograph machine, Roneo, Roneograph} a rotary duplicator that uses a stencil through which ink is pressed (trade mark Roneo)

{n: mincer, mincing machine} a kitchen utensil that cuts or chops food (especially meat) into small pieces

{n: monotype} a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that sets separate characters

{n: motor} machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion

{n: nest} a kind of gun emplacement
"a machine-gun nest"
"a nest of snipers"

{n: object code} the machine-language output of a compiler that is ready for execution on a particular computer

{n: open-heart surgery} heart surgery in which the rib cage is spread open, the heart is stopped and blood is detoured through a heart-lung machine while a heart valve or coronary artery is surgically repaired

{n: operation, procedure} a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
"the operations in building a house"
"certain machine tool operations"

{n: operation} the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)
"her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride"

{n: operator, manipulator} an agent that operates some apparatus or machine
"the operator of the switchboard"

{n: orderliness, order} a condition of regular or proper arrangement
"he put his desk in order"
"the machine is now in working order"
<-> disorder, disorderliness

{n: overhaul, inspection and repair, service} periodic maintenance on a car or machine
"it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"

{n: pari-mutuel machine, totalizer, totaliser, totalizator, totalisator} computer that registers bets and divides the total amount bet among those who won

{n: pavior, paviour, paving machine} a machine for laying pavement

{n: perpetual motion machine} a machine that can continue to do work indefinitely without drawing energy from some external source; impossible under the law of conservation of energy

{n: photostat} a photocopy made on a Photostat machine

{n: pile driver} a machine that drives piling into the ground

{n: pinball machine, pin table} game equipment on which pinball is played
"in England they call a pinball machine a pin table"

{n: plane, planer, planing machine} a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood

{n: platen} work table of a machine tool

{n: port-access coronary bypass surgery} heart surgery in which a coronary bypass is performed by the use of small instruments and tiny cameras threaded through small incisions while the heart is stopped and blood is pumped through a heart-lung machine

{n: power saw, saw, sawing machine} a power tool for cutting wood

{n: power shovel, excavator, digger, shovel} a machine for excavating

{n: press, mechanical press} any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids

{n: press, printing press} a machine used for printing

{n: printer, printing machine} a machine that prints

{n: pulley, pulley-block, block} a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope

{n: quarter} a United States coin worth one fourth of a dollar
"he fed four quarters into the slot machine"

{n: record player, phonograph} machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically

{n: recorder, recording equipment, recording machine} equipment for making records

{n: remote control, remote} a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
"he lost the remote for his TV"

{n: reverse} the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed

{n: riveting machine, riveter, rivetter} a machine for driving rivets

{n: run} the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation
"the assembly line was on a 12-hour run"

{n: run} the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
"a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"

{n: sawmill} a large sawing machine

{n: scale, weighing machine} a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass

{n: screw} a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole

{n: self-feeder, feeder} a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
"the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock"

{n: serger} a sewing machine that overcasts the raw edges of a fabric with a V-shaped stitch

{n: sewing machine} a textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing

{n: sewing-machine operator} someone who sews by operating a sewing machine

{n: shaper, shaping machine} a machine tool for shaping metal or wood

{n: shop floor} workplace consisting of the part of a factory housing the machines
"the productive work is done on the shop floor"

{n: shortwave diathermy machine} a diathermy machine that uses short wave radiation as the source of heat

{n: simulator} a machine that simulates an environment for the purpose of training or research

{n: slicer} a machine for cutting; usually with a revolving blade

{n: slip ring} connection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine; provides a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts

{n: slot machine, coin machine} a machine that is operated by the insertion of a coin in a slot

{n: slot, one-armed bandit} a slot machine that is used for gambling
"they spend hours and hours just playing the slots"

{n: snow thrower, snow blower} a machine that removes snow by scooping it up and throwing it forcefully through a chute

{n: sorter} a machine for sorting things (such as punched cards or letters) into classes

{n: source program} a program written in a language from which statements are translated into machine language
<-> object program

{n: spare part, spare} an extra component of a machine or other apparatus

{n: spinning frame} spinning machine that draws, twists, and winds yarn

{n: spinning jenny} an early spinning machine with multiple spindles

{n: spinning machine} a textile machine for spinning yarn and thread

{n: spinning wheel} a small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or foot

{n: stamp, pestle} machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores

{n: stamper} a workman whose job is to form or cut out by applying a mold or die (either by hand or by operating a stamping machine)

{n: stamping machine, stamper} a power tool that stamps
"a metal stamper"

{n: staple gun, staplegun, tacker} a hand-held machine for driving staples home

{n: stapler, stapling machine} a machine that inserts staples into sheets of paper in order to fasten them together

{n: stenograph} a machine for typewriting shorthand characters

{n: stock, gunstock} the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun
"the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"

{n: stove bolt} a small machine bolt

{n: strafe} an attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane
"the next morning they carried out a strafe of enemy airfields"

{n: submachine gun} machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm

{n: subtracter} a machine that subtracts numbers

{n: swath} the space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine

{n: synchronous converter, rotary, rotary converter} electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa

{n: tape recorder, tape machine} a magnetic recorder using magnetic tape

{n: teletypewriter, teleprinter, teletype machine, telex, telex machine} a character printer connected to a telegraph that operates like a typewriter

{n: textile machine} a machine for making textiles

{n: thresher, thrasher, threshing machine} a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw

{n: threshing} the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw
"they used to do the threshing by hand but now there are machines to do it"

{n: throstle} a spinning machine formerly used to twist and wind fibers of cotton or wool continuously

{n: thulium, Tm, atomic number 69} a soft silvery metallic element of the rare earth group; isotope 170 emits X-rays and is used in small portable X-ray machines; it occurs in monazite and apatite and xenotime

{n: time bomb, infernal machine} a bomb that has a detonating mechanism that can be set to go off at a particular time

{n: time machine} a science fiction machine that is supposed to transport people or objects into the past or the future

{n: tinker, tinkerer} a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts

{n: token} a metal or plastic disk that can be used (as a substitute for coins) in slot machines

{n: tomograph} X-ray machine in which a computer builds a detailed image of a particular plane through an object from multiple X-ray measurements

{n: trimmer} a machine that trims timber

{n: typesetting machine} a printer that sets textual material in type

{n: uptime} a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is functioning and available for use
<-> downtime

{n: vending machine} a slot machine for selling goods

{n: von Neumann machine} any digital computer incorporating the ideas of stored programs and serial counters that were proposed in 1946 by von Neumann and his colleagues

{n: voting machine} a mechanical device for recording and counting votes mechanically

{n: washer, automatic washer, washing machine} a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically

{n: washerman, laundryman} operates industrial washing machine

{n: water jacket} a container filled with water that surrounds a machine to cool it; especially that surrounding the cylinder block of an engine

{n: weapons carrier} military vehicle that is a light truck designed to carry mortars or machine guns and their crews

{n: wheelwork} mechanical device including an arrangement of wheel in a machine (especially a train of gears)

{n: wheel} a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)

{n: white goods} large electrical home appliances (refrigerators or washing machines etc.) that are typically finished in white enamel

{n: willow} a textile machine having a system of revolving spikes for opening and cleaning raw textile fibers

{n: wordnet} any of the machine-readable lexical databases modeled after the Princeton WordNet

{n: workhorse} machine that performs dependably under heavy use
"the IBM main frame computers have been the workhorse of the business world"

{n: workpiece} work consisting of a piece of metal being machined

{v: compile} use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed

{v: cycle} pass through a cycle
"This machine automatically cycles"

{v: drown out} make imperceptible
"The noise from the ice machine drowned out the music"

{v: fax, telefax, facsimile} send something via a facsimile machine
"Can you fax me the report right away?"

{v: function, work, operate, go, run} perform as expected when applied
"The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"
"Does this old car still run well?"
"This old radio doesn't work anymore"
<-> malfunction

{v: handwash, hand-wash} wash or launder by hand instead of with a machine
"This delicate sweater must be handwashed"
<-> machine wash

{v: humidify, moisturize, moisturise} make (more) humid
"We have a machine that humidifies the air in the house"
<-> dehumidify

{v: machine gun} shoot with a machine gun

{v: machine wash, machine-wash} wash by machine
"Can these shirts be machine-washed?"
<-> handwash

{v: machine} make by machinery
"The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars"

{v: machine} turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery

{v: mill} roll out (metal) with a rolling machine

{v: multigraph} print on a Multigraph machine

{v: phase} adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition
"he phased the intake with the output of the machine"

{v: ping} send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active
"ping your machine in the office"

{v: plane, shave} cut or remove with or as if with a plane
"The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"

{v: reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain} reach a destination, either real or abstract
"We hit Detroit by noon"
"The water reached the doorstep"
"We barely made it to the finish line"
"I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

{v: remove, take, take away, withdraw} remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract
"remove a threat"
"remove a wrapper"
"Remove the dirty dishes from the table"
"take the gun from your pocket"
"This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

{v: run, execute} carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
"Run the dishwasher"
"run a new program on the Mac"
"the computer executed the instruction"

{v: self-destruct, self-destroy} do away with oneself or itself
"The machine will self-destruct if you tamper with it"

{v: service} make fit for use
"service my truck"
"the washing machine needs to be serviced"

{v: strafe} attack with machine guns or cannon fire from a low-flying plane
"civilians were strafed in an effort to force the country's surrender"

{v: visualize, visualise} make visible
"With this machine, ultrasound can be visualized"

{v: wash out} lose color in the process of being washed
"The expensive shirt washed out in the German washing machine"


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