• "Jacintha was off her machine at once."
    "Jacintha was off her machine at once."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v machinate engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together "They conspired to overthrow the government"
    • v machinate arrange by systematic planning and united effort "machinate a plot","organize a strike","devise a plan to take over the director's office"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Magneto-lectric machine Magneto-lectric machine
Paper making machine Paper making machine
Linotype machine Linotype machine
Howe's sewing machine Howe's sewing machine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A British term for slot machine is "fruit machine" or "one-armed bandit."
    • v. t Machinate To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil.
    • v. i Machinate To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot. "How long will you machinate !"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Antarctica has only one ATM machine.
    • machinate To plan, contrive, or form, as a plot or scheme: as, to machinate mischief.
    • machinate To lay plots or schemes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first commercial espresso machine was manufactured in Italy in 1906.
    • v.t Machinate mak′i-nāt to contrive skilfully: to form a plot or scheme, esp. for doing harm
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “Animals often strike us as passionate machines.”
  • Robert C. Gallagher
    Robert C. Gallagher
    “Change is inevitable-except from a vending machine.”
  • John Updike
    “If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.”
  • William M. Kelly
    William M. Kelly
    “Man is a slow, sloppy and brilliant thinker; the machine is fast, accurate and stupid.”
  • Le Corbusier
    Le Corbusier
    “A house is a machine for living in.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.”


Cog in the machine - A person who does an unimportant job in a large company or organisation is a cog in the machine.
Well-oiled machine - Something that functions very well is a well-oiled machine.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. machinatus, p. p. of machinari, to devise, plot. See Machine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. machināri, -ātusmachĭna.


In literature:

It is a good machine, a very good machine.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
It was Reedy Jenkins who got out of the machine which stopped at the entrance.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
But me for another machine, and back to the game again.
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
We were near the front, could hear the guns all the time and the occasional rattle of a machine gun.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
If it busts machines, it'll bust their machines.
"The Machine That Saved The World" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
We captured 53 officers and over 9,000 prisoners, 8 cannon, and 15 machine guns.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
Suddenly, one of the machine men ran excitedly into the room where 25X-987 stood watching the topography of the world beneath him.
"The Jameson Satellite" by Neil Ronald Jones
The Swiss machine makes paper one metre and a half wide.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
The machine had set them free.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
It was a triumph for the machine, and yet the machine, in the end, gave place to the hand to hand death grip of primitive man.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor

In poetry:

But in dreams alone she saw them,
Her hours of toil between;
For life to her was only
A heartless dead machine.
"The Martyr" by Victor James Daley
The walls screamed poetry disease & sex
an inner whine like a mad machine
dropped in a
cave of roaches
or rodents
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
We do not fear the submarines
That plough the troubled foam;
We scorn the ugly old machines -
And safely stay at home!
"Pacifist War Song - 1917" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
"But should there be one Source supreme
Of matter and of motion,
Why mould it like our man-machine
For daft devotion?"
"Fool Faith" by Robert W Service
Nascent American
Demonish, lurking among the undergrowth
Of many-stemmed machines and chimneys that smoke
like pine-trees.
"The Evening Land" by D H Lawrence
The sound, without a pause between,
Of foot, and wheel, and hoof ;
The manufacture's loud machine
From yonder lengthened roof.
"A Town" by Jane Taylor

In news:

0This new packaging system integrates a stick pack machine and a flow wrapping machine.
The company offers an array of clamps, fixturing accessories and machine tool components suited for OEM, machine, forming and fabricating shops.
CGTech offers version 7.2 of Vericut software, a CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization program designed to eliminate manual prove-outs of NC programs for virtually all types of CNC machine tools.
Vending machine, vending machine controller board, New from Upstate Networks, MDB2PC board, MDB2PC Revision 9, Multi-Drop Bus, PC interface board, MDB protocol, vending payment systems.
Users of VMware's virtualization are usually familiar with vMotion which enables virtual machines to move from one physical machine to another HP is taking the same basic concept and applying it to storage.
Dad puts kid in washing machine washing, matter, grumpy, machine, video, aside, feeling, mom, thought, didn.
They believe he climbed in the machine and his four year old brother shut the door, causing the machine to turn on.
The buyer could immediately turn around and try to cash out the card to see if he or she won anything, but many use them to play on-site computerized machines that critics argue look and act too much like slot machines.
Ten months into a year that promises double-digit growth for Alpha Packaging, the company is completing the installation of three additional blow molding machines, which will culminate in a total of 20 machine installations in 2012.
Machine and Embedded Control - machine vision: Dalsa Industrial Products, BOA Smart Camera BOA is a fully integrated vision system in a compact smart camera format.
Manchester Tool & Die Inc offers a new 4-page brochure detailing its steel fabricating and production machining services, as well as the production machining and tube end forming services from BKB Manufacturing.
An Atlantic City casino 's slot machines had nothing on its vending machines for one New Jersey couple.
Kentucky Downs President, Corey Johnsen, says a total of $594,431 was wagered on the Franklin track's 197 machines in the five-day period, an average of $603.48 per day per machine.
Tools/ Machines Tools & Machines Archives.
Two of the three CNC machines in the shop at that time had control units sitting on the floor—these machines were lost.

In science:

Finally, a single machine works in all cases; in analogy to the universal Turing machine used to define Kolmogorov complexity, a single Turing reduction reproduces each sequence S from its shortest description.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
An important tool for proving this bound was to introduce deterministic list machines as an intermediate machine model.
Randomized Computations on Large Data Sets: Tight Lower Bounds
Afterwards, in Section 8 we transfer these results from list machines to Turing machines.
Randomized Computations on Large Data Sets: Tight Lower Bounds
In what follows, we propose a nondeterministic version of such machines without output, i.e., nondeterministic list machines for solving decision problems.
Randomized Computations on Large Data Sets: Tight Lower Bounds
To introduce nondeterminism to the notion of requires some care — the straightforward approach where, instead of the transition functions used in , transition relations are allowed, will lead to a machine model that is too weak for adequately simulating nondeterministic Turing machines.
Randomized Computations on Large Data Sets: Tight Lower Bounds