machinelike
adjective Date: circa 1712 resembling or suggesting a machine especially in regularity of action or stereotyped uniformity of product

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  • machinelike — machinelike, machine like machine likeadj. behaving in an unthinking manner, like the functioning of a machine; as, machine like fools. Syn: automatic, automaton like, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • machinelike — /meuh sheen luyk /, adj. like a machine, as in regular movement or uniform pattern of operation: to conduct business with machinelike efficiency. [1690 1700; MACHINE + LIKE] * * * …   Universalium

  • machinelike — adjective resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine (Freq. 1) an automatic thank you machinelike efficiency • Syn: ↑automatic, ↑automatonlike, ↑robotlike, ↑robotic • …   Useful english dictionary

  • machinelike — adjective Resembling a machine Syn: mechanical …   Wiktionary

  • machinelike — mÉ™ ʃɪːnlaɪk adj. like a machine, mechanical, efficient, automatic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • machinelike — ma•chine•like [[t]məˈʃinˌlaɪk[/t]] adj. cvb like a machine in uniform pattern of operation • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • machine-like — machinelike machinelike, machine like machine likeadj. behaving in an unthinking manner, like the functioning of a machine; as, machine like fools. Syn: automatic, automaton like, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Picabia, Francis — born Jan. 22, 1879, Paris, France died Nov. 30, 1953, Paris French painter, illustrator, designer, writer, and editor. After studying at the École des Beaux Arts and the École des Arts Décoratifs, he painted for a time in an Impressionist and… …   Universalium

  • mechanical — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. machinelike, automatic, power driven, powered; involuntary, unreasoning. See power, necessity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Concerning machinery] Syn. engineering, production, manufacturing, tooling,… …   English dictionary for students

  • automatonlike — adjective resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine an automatic thank you machinelike efficiency • Syn: ↑automatic, ↑machinelike, ↑robotlike, ↑robotic • Similar to: ↑mec …   Useful english dictionary

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