• A mechanical, electric, electronic, electromechanical, mechanically-actuated electromagnetic apparatus, or the like, which performs a specific function, such as utilizing mechanical energy to perform work. Although the term usually implies carrying out mechanical work, or making it easier, machine can be more generally defined as that which performs or assists in the performance of most any task.
  • A computer. Also, a specific computer, such as that in a network.
  • Any hardware used for a given task, such as a business machine or automated teller machine.

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