machinator

Definitions

  • "Jacintha was off her machine at once."
    "Jacintha was off her machine at once."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n machinator a member of a conspiracy
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Additional illustrations & photos:

PART OF MACHINE OF PRIAM PART OF MACHINE OF PRIAM
LOWELL MACHINE SHOP About 1860 LOWELL MACHINE SHOP About 1860
DANIEL LOVEJOY AND SON'S MACHINE KNIFE WORKS DANIEL LOVEJOY AND SON'S MACHINE KNIFE WORKS
LOWELL MACHINE SHOP LOWELL MACHINE SHOP
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."
    • n Machinator One who machinates, or forms a scheme with evil designs; a plotter or artful schemer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Antarctica has only one ATM machine.
    • n machinator One who machinates; one who schemes with evil de-signs.
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Quotations

  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “Animals often strike us as passionate machines.”
  • Robert C. Gallagher
    Robert C. Gallagher
    “Change is inevitable-except from a vending machine.”
  • John Updike
    John%20Updike
    “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.”
  • Robert Hughes
    Robert Hughes
    “A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.”
  • Le Corbusier
    Le Corbusier
    “A house is a machine for living in.”

Idioms

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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

He touched a button and held the machine close to his lips.
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
Meanwhile the other French machine raced to its aid.
"Fighting in France" by Ross Kay
This machine gives fairly good results, not perhaps equal to those with the machines previously described.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Edwin sidled towards the centre of interest, the new machine, which, however, was not a new machine.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Before scouring, the wool is usually dusted by machines to remove all loose dirt.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
J.A.P.-engined machine, 1910, followed by the Gnome-engined machine, 1911.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
THE MONARCH LIGHTNING SAWING MACHINE.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
Along in the afternoon, when he had stopped hammering at his machine, he turned to find John staring at him.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
One day I did a tour with the machine-gun commander in order to know the exact whereabouts of the machine-gun posts.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
The machinery for rifles and machine-guns takes eight and nine months to construct before you begin to turn a single rifle or machine-gun.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
His father and his grandfather have toiled to drain this field, to build this mill, to perfect this machine.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
He need know nothing of machine-guns or warfare.
"Opportunities in Aviation" by Arthur Sweetser
The machine was about ready for his attention.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
Thereupon the Germans crossed the canal with three machine guns.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
He hadn't brought the machines they wanted, perhaps, but he'd brought the machines to make them with.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
This machine is responsible for much of the "nep" (or knots) found in American cotton, which is caused when the machine is overcharged.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Santos-Dumont attempted this with his 4th and 5th machines, but it was not until he built his 6th model that he finally accomplished it.
"The Romance of Aircraft" by Lawrence Yard Smith
Therefore work is done upon a machine when it receives energy and the machine does work upon the body to which it gives the energy.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
Sixty horse-power is required to carry the machine-drills, the machines in the shop, and to furnish air for the blacksmith shop.
"Report of the Hoosac Tunnel and Troy and Greenfield Railroad, by the Joint Standing Committee of 1866." by Tappan Wentworth
These talking machines are going to ruin the artistic development of music in this country.
"Arguments before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives, conjointly with the Senate Committee on Patents, on H.R. 19853, to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright" by United States Committee on Patents
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In poetry:

Through the barrage they passed,
Men falling thick and fast,
Till the machine-gun blast
Smote them to lying
Down in the grass a bit;
Over the roar of it.
"The Charge Of The Light Brigade Brought Up To Date" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
But God reveal'd each evil they design'd,
God brought to nought the malice of each mind,
God all their machinations did undo,
And God reliev'd my soul from all its woe.
"A Thanksgiving, For Relief From One's Enemies" by Rees Prichard
Rise, happy youth, this bright machine survey
Whose rattling sticks my busy fingers sway,
This present shall thy cruel charmer move,
And in her fickle bosom kindle love.
"The Fan : A Poem. Book III." by John Gay
Think, then, how much thou art in duty bound
To thank thy God, who has preserv'd thee still
From Satan's machinations, safe and sound,
And from the pressure of each other ill?
"A Warning, Or Admonition, To Every Man, To Think On God In The Morning" by Rees Prichard
Say, in the sound of all your machines
And white words, white-wash American,
Deep pulsing of a strange heart
New throb, like a stirring under the false dawn that
precedes the real.
"The Evening Land" by D H Lawrence
Come trooping down King Street, where now may be seen
The pulleys and ropes of a mighty machine;
The weight rises slowly; it drops with a thud;
And, to! the great timber sinks deep in the mud!
"For The Centennial Dinner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head.
Since the first CNC machines were built (1940), there have been significant strides in providing a more energy efficient machine .
ERLANGER, KY-MAG Industrial Automation Systems, a machine tool and systems company, has donated a $100,000 state-of-the-art vertical machining center (VMC) to Philadelphia University's School of Engineering and Textiles.
Axial chip thinning is often associated with high speed machining , but this shop uses the same effect to increase metal removal rate with a standard-size end mill run on a moderate-speed machine .
Ellisville, MO) introduces a compact mechanical clamping claw suitable for clamping dies and workpieces into place on machine tools and injection-molding machines.
The rental fees on the machines range from $500,000 a month to $1.9 million a month for the eight-processor machine.
Will AI create mindlike machines, or will it show how much a mindless machine can do.
It's "Man With Machine," Not "Man vs Machine".
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France – September 19 – The Wavecom Group today announced the availability of the WMP120 Wireless Microprocessor , the world's first ATEX-approved GSM/GPRS solution for wireless machine-to-machine communication.
Datron Dynamics' C5 high speed milling machine is a solution for high-precision, simultaneous five-axis machining of small parts.
High Speed Milling Machine for Simultaneous, Five-Axis Machining of Small Parts.
Sierra Wireless joining with Sprint's network for the Airlink GX400 is designed to make cellular communications easier for transportation, industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) and enterprise applications.
Emag's New Machining Centers Apply Simultaneous Five-Axis Machining.
"The greatest challenge facing the precision machining industry is the lack of skilled workers," says Mike Duffin, executive director of the Precision Machined Products Association.
Each Hamilton County polling location has a $40,000 machine on hand to make voting handicapped-accessible, even though poll volunteers say the machines rarely see use.
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In science:

Normally, the owners of such machines would promptly upgrade or patch the machines’ software, in particular, when a new vulnerability is discovered.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
For the concept of conditional Komogorov complexity, the underlying machine is a Turing machine that in addition to the read/work tape which in the initial state contains the input p, has a second tape containing initially a string y , which is called the conditioning information.
Extracting the Kolmogorov Complexity of Strings and Sequences from Sources with Limited Independence
There is a universal Turing machine U such that for every machine M there is a constant c such that for all x, KU (x) ≤ KM (x) + c.
On generating independent random strings
For the concept of conditional Komogorov complexity, the underlying machine is a Turing machine that in addition to the read/work tape which in the initial state contains the input p, has a second tape containing initially a string y , which is called the conditioning information.
On generating independent random strings
The blue arrow in this figure indicates that the last occurrence seen by the state-machine on the left matches with the first occurrence seen by the state-machine on the right.
Accelerator-Oriented Algorithm Transformation for Temporal Data Mining
Why is such a machine impossible? The phase space of the entire system can be considered as a product of two components: the phase space of the machine itself and the phase space of the gaz.
Algorithmic Information Theory and Foundations of Probability
Since the machine itself has some fixed number of components, the dimension of its compone nt (or the number of degrees of freedom in the machine) is negligible compared to the dimension of the gaz component (resp. the number of degrees of freedom in the gaz).
Algorithmic Information Theory and Foundations of Probability
Physarum machine: implementation of a KolmogorovUspensky machine on a biological substrate.
Hot Ice Computer
The first idea is to reduce the pathological liar game to a chip-moving machine on the integer line, which we call the liar machine, introduced implicitly by Spencer and Winkler for the original liar game .
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks
Let f0 ≡ g0 , and define ft and gt according to the evolution of the liar machine and linear machine, respectively, as described above.
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks
Let I = [a, b] ⊂ Z and f0 ≡ g0 , and define ft(I ) and gt (I ) according to the evolution of the liar machine and linear machine, respectively, as described above.
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks
The beam was available during one to three 0.4 s spill periods every machine cycle. A machine cycle lasted for a variable time around 40 s.
MICROMEGAS chambers for hadronic calorimetry at a future linear collider
Turing machine U and any other machine M there is a constant cM such that for all strings x, KU (x) ≤ KM (x) + cM .
Derandomizing from Random Strings
In order to get our statement about time bounded advice classes we instantiate Lemma 2 with universal machines Ut that run in time t, use the first part of their advice, in prefix free form, as a code for a machine that runs in time t and has the second part of the advice for Ut as its advice.
Derandomizing from Random Strings
In this section we review the 3 kinds of cloning machine considered in this article: the Universal, Phase Covariant and Measure and Prepare Cloning Machines.
Cloning Entangled Qubits to Scales One Can See
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