Synonyms for machine
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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes
A tool is something that is both contrived and used for extending the force of an intelligent agent to something that is to be operated upon. Those things by which pacific and industrial operations are performed are alone properly called tools, those designed for warlike purposes being designated weapons. An instrument is anything through which power is applied and a result produced; in general usage, the word is of considerably wider meaning than tool; as, a piano is a musical instrument. Instrument is the word usually applied to tools used in scientific pursuits; as, we speak of a surgeon's or an optician's instruments. An implement is a mechanical agency considered with reference to some specific purpose to which it is adapted; as, an agricultural implement; implements of war. Implement is a less technical and artificial term than tool. The paw of a tiger might be termed a terrible implement, but not a tool. A utensil is that which may be used for some special purpose; the word is especially applied to articles used for domestic or agricultural purposes; as, kitchen utensils; farming utensils. An appliance is that which is or may be applied to the accomplishment of a result, either independently or as subordinate to something more extensive or important; every mechanical tool is an appliance, but not every appliance is a tool; the traces of a harness are appliances for traction, but they are not tools. Mechanism is a word of wide meaning, denoting any combination of mechanical devices for united action. A machine in the most general sense is any mechanical instrument for the conversion of motion; in this sense a lever is a machine; but in more commonly accepted usage a machine is distinguished from a tool by its complexity, and by the combination and coordination of powers and movements for the production of a result. A chisel by itself is a tool; when it is set so as to be operated by a crank and pitman, the entire mechanism is called a machine; as, a mortising-machine. An apparatus may be a machine, but the word is commonly used for a collection of distinct articles to be used in connection or combination for a certain purpose — a mechanical equipment; as, the apparatus of a gymnasium; especially, for a collection of appliances for some scientific purpose; as, a chemical or surgical apparatus; an apparatus may include many tools, instruments, or implements. Implement is for the most part and utensil is altogether restricted to the literal sense; instrument, machine, and tool have figurative use, instrument being used largely in a good, tool always in a bad sense; machine inclines to the unfavorable sense, as implying that human agents are made mechanically subservient to some controlling will; as, an instrument of Providence; the tool of a tyrant; a political machine.
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
an efficient person
"the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine"
an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently
"the war machine"
machine, simple machinenoun
a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
machine, political machinenoun
a group that controls the activities of a political party
"he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"
car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarverb
a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
"he needs a car to get to work"
turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
make by machinery
"The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars"
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If there is any one proof of a man's incompetence, it is the stagnant mentality of a worker who, doing some small routine job in a vast undertaking, does not care to look beyond the lever of a machine, does not choose to know how the machine got there or what makes his job possible, and proclaims that the management of the undertaking is parasitical and unneccessary.
There's this idea that you need to be a super genius computer geek to be a hacker. But in reality, I think anybody can be a hacker in the real world -- just think of all the non-software examples, a lot of people ask me what's the best answer I've been given to the vending machine problem, and the real answer is there is none. Some people think about how they'd steal their favorite snack; some people figure out how to steal the entire machine of snacks; and some people figure out how they could add some sort of functionality to the machine that wasn't there before.
The cycle of the machine is now coming to an end. Man has learned much in the hard discipline and the shrewd, unflinching grasp of practical possibilities that the machine has provided in the last three centuries: but we can no more continue to live in the world of the machine than we could live successfully on the barren surface of the moon.
The code base is like a Rube Goldberg machine, and when you zoom in on one part of the Rube Goldberg machine, there’s another Rube Goldberg machine, and then there’s another one, so it’s quite difficult to keep this thing running, and then also difficult to advance the product because it is really overly complex, to say the least.
The code base is like a Rube Goldberg machine, and when you zoom in on one part of the Rube Goldberg machine, there’s another Rube Goldberg machine, and then there’s another one.
Translations for machine
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- ماكينة, آلةArabic
- auto, màquina, automòbilCatalan, Valencian
- stroj, mašinaCzech
- peiriant, ermigWelsh
- herstellen, Maschine, maschinisierenGerman
- μηχανή, μηχανισμός, μηχάνημα, επεξεργάζομαι μηχανικάGreek
- työstää, automobiili, kone, koneistaa, koneistoFinnish
- innealScottish Gaelic
- gép, masina, szerkezetHungarian
- aparāts, mašīnaLatvian
- pūrere, mīhiniMāori
- automobiel, machineDutch
- maschegna, maschinaRomansh
- automobil, mașinăRomanian
- машина, аппарат, механизмRussian
- stroj, машина, строј, mašinaSerbo-Croatian
- mašina, strojSlovak
- எந்திரம், இயந்திரம்Tamil
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