like a machine, as in regular movement or uniform pattern of operation: to conduct business with machinelike efficiency.

1690–1700; machine + -like Unabridged
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resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine; "an automatic 'thank you'"; "machinelike efficiency" [syn: automatic
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Example sentences
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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