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machinelike

[muh-sheen-lahyk] /məˈʃinˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
like a machine, as in regular movement or uniform pattern of operation:
to conduct business with machinelike efficiency.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; machine + -like
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  • Amid familiar heart tones and breath sounds, this alien, machinelike noise had emerged and claimed my attention.
  • And our rationality is not a smooth machinelike intelligence but a complicated landscape of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Inside the plant, workers use foot pedals to operate sewing-machinelike devices that coil the lines around spools for packaging.

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