Translation of machine in Spanish:

machine

máquina, n.

Pronunciation /məˈʃin//məˈʃiːn/

noun

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    (device)
    máquina feminine
    sewing machine máquina (de coser) feminine
    • vending machine máquina (expendedora)
    • washing machine lavadora
    • it's machine made está hecho a máquina
    • I got $20 out of the machine saqué 20 dólares del cajero (automático)
    • before noun the machine age la era de las máquinas / de la mecanización
    • machine error error de máquina
    • machine operator operario
    • machine room sala de máquinas
    • machine shop taller de máquinas
    • Rapid-fire calls over the radio were heard as all of the Apaches performed their assigned tasks like a well-oiled machine.
    • Instead they pumped the water which turned the wheels which powered the machines.
    • What are the ultimate limits to the information processing power of computing machines?
    • I find that he cannot now perform the machine programming functions which mainly occupied him during his twenty-two years with his former employer.
    • But we are suggesting neither that the human race would voluntarily turn power over to the machines nor that the machines would wilfully seize power.
    • The fact that machines perform repetitive tasks better than humans is widely recognized.
    • They all knew the possibilities of tying together low cost machines to create a super-computing power and had seen it done before.
    • In 1782, Watt developed a rotary engine that could turn a shaft and drive machinery to power the machines to spin and weave cotton cloth.
    • If you hear the hard disk working furiously and the green light on the front of the computer is very busy, then the machine is performing a task.
    • Throughout history, people have been building machines that can perform tasks better than humans.
    • Waves over 25 ft high destroyed homes along the Florida coast and a nursing home lost all power meaning desperately-needed oxygen machines could not function.
    • Turing proposed that a certain class of abstract machines could perform any ‘mechanical’ computing procedure.
    • A programme of installation of mechanical grading machines has taken place and machines are functioning in all the major export approved plants.
    • The beets are cut up mechanically into slices in machines resembling giant food processors.
    • The basic idea of grid computing is several machines working together to amplify their processing power.
    • In setting up the machine for a given task, boxes are connected together so that the desired set of fundamental processes is executed.
    • For large lawn areas the use of mechanically powered aeration or slitting machines is more practical.
    • It's inherently wasteful to have two-ton machines carrying a single person to the store for a quart of milk.
    • A hum was heard from the machine as it powered up to do the task it was asked to do, followed by a soft whirring sound, as it digested the bike's current condition.
    • The task now is to put together miracle machines in a hurry for a wireless industry that's bet the ranch on 3G.
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    (car, motorbike) máquina feminine
    (aircraft) aparato masculine
  • 3

    (system, organization)
    aparato masculine
    the party machine el aparato del partido
    • Now, both political parties from the top are controlled as party machines by Project Democracy, through the Congress.
    • The government has only been able to finance its military machine by slashing spending to education and other essential services.
    • West Virginia once had some of the nation's mightiest political machines.
    • The miners were no angels but the media was blatantly and cynically used as a propaganda machine for the government.
    • The Prime Minister, therefore, was the apex of centralized, powerful, political and administrative machines.
    • An alliance of the most powerful and violent military machines in the world will never bring peace.
    • Suddenly the powerful propaganda machine of the big media concerns was no longer able to achieve the desired affect.
    • The Vancouver event is known for being more grass roots than Toronto's slick show, which morphed into an important marketing machine years ago.
    • The Israelis, they've got one of the most powerful military machines in the world.
    • His attacks on elite perquisites, and his imperious treatment of subordinates, made him anathema to the powerful party machine.
    • He, within that period of time, defeated all of the enemies of France, and built the most powerful military machine in Europe, on the land.
    • Big city political machines thrive on federal grants and state-granted powers.
    • The army of bus drivers that keep the wheels of the county's public transport machine turning is in need of fresh recruits.
    • Twenty million people there face having their lives, homes and families blasted to smithereens by the most powerful military machine in the world.
    • The AFL-CIO is planning an effort modeled on its powerful get-out-the-vote political machine.
    • Local government was controlled by one of the most powerful political machines in the nation, and that machine was largely the province of one man.
    • These bankers, and the interests they are associated with, control the Republican and Democratic Party election machines.
    • That is why marketers yearn for word of mouth publicity and powerful media machines long for becoming the talk of the town.
    • He means the military machine of NATO, multinational companies, and institutions like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
    • For all the claims of ‘control freakery’, the evidence seems to reveal a government machine influenced by a powerful sense of things being out of control.

transitive verb

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    Technology
    (edge/metal) trabajar a máquina
    (edge/metal) (on lathe) tornear
    • It's a big step, as OEMs traditionally have machined connecting rods themselves.
    • The head tube is finished off with the all requisite reinforcing to prevent flaring and a very cool logo machined into it, an open gusset to the down tube and that's about it.
    • The bottom-water sampler was a slender, reinforced rod with finely machined discs of brass at either end.
    • Additional parts may be machined, or ordered from a catalogue, but these expenses are capped, and the final product can't exceed a certain weight or size.
    • The kit is complete with cutters, handles, extension rods, a breaker bar, brass laps, facing cutters and other nicely machined hunks of metal.
    • Prior to fracturing, the boltholes are machined in Operation 20.
    • Made of brass, it was machined specifically to each caliber chambered in the 99 so that feeding cartridges was smooth, flawless and in a straight line.
    • The company operates one of the largest laser machining centers in the world, according to Jeff Miller, laser R & D manager.
    • Kalyani's Bharat Forge - which supplies high value added products like machined crankshafts and connecting rods - already has a niche in the Chinese market.
    • It involved breaking down a complex manufacturing job into small, easily repeated operations using parts machined so closely as to be interchangeable.
    • Of course brass is easy to machine, but the tooling is first-rate.
    • At that time much of the manufacturing equipment needed could not be imported so Scott Bros built the lathes needed for machining the grenades.
    • In the beginning, multi-faceted objects were machined from solid aluminum and hand-polished by sculptor John Noestheden.
    • It's got a surgical steel, triple-tumbler combination lock machined right into the kneecap, just set right into the sucker.
    • The reel is a six spoke design, but the spokes are in fact the aluminium left after the machining process, and there are 12 weight saving holes machined into the edge of the spool.
    • The coupler body and the fiber mount were machined from a 1.5 inch diameter brass bar.
    • At one end, a ball release notch has been precisely machined, at a specific distance from the other end, which is tapered to allow the ball run off.
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    (sewing)
    coser a máquina