A machine that turns energy into mechanical force or motion, especially one that gets its energy from a source of heat, such as the burning of a fuel. The efficiency of an engine is the ratio between the kinetic energy produced by the machine and the energy needed to produce it.
(Computing) In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase “intelligent agent” it implies some kind of autonomous process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.
is used of any implement or container for domestic use, esp. a pot, pan, etc.
specifically suggests a mechanical or power-driven device, esp. one for household use
specifically implies use for delicate work or for scientific or artistic purposes surgical instruments and may also be applied, as are
, to a thing or person serving as a means to an end
applies to any device used to carry on some work or effect some purpose agricultural implements
is commonly applied to manual implements such as are used in carpentry, plumbing, etc.
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