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Definition of "machining" []

  • An assembly of interconnected components arranged to transmit or modify force in order to perform useful work (noun)
  • A device for altering the magnitude or direction of a force, esp a lever, screw, wedge, or pulley (noun)
  • A mechanically operated device or means of transport, such as a car, aircraft, etc (noun)
  • Any mechanical or electrical device that automatically performs tasks or assists in performing tasks (noun)
  • Denoting a firearm that is fully automatic as distinguished from semiautomatic (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • Any intricate structure or agency (noun)
  • A mechanically efficient, rigid, or obedient person (noun)
  • An organized body of people that controls activities, policies, etc (noun)
  • (esp in the classical theatre) a device such as a pulley to provide spectacular entrances and exits for supernatural characters (noun)
  • An event, etc, introduced into a literary work for special effect (noun)
  • To shape, cut, or remove (excess material) from (a workpiece) using a machine tool (verb)
  • To use a machine to carry out a process on (something) (verb)
  • Present participle of machine. (verb)

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  • The act or process of machining, of manufacturing or finishing by machine. (noun)

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Use "machining" in a sentence
  • "The machining is so rough that mine catches just short of "off" and it has cost me more than one duck or at least a chance a a duck."
  • "More machining is done on the wingmaster for better fit and finish."
  • "'Titanium alloys such as Ti5553 and composites such as CFRP - where there is a lack of long-term machining experience - as well as high-speed and five-axis machining, are setting new, higher demands for tooling suppliers,' said Gerry O'Hagan, managing director, Walter."