Machine

An early printing press machine

A machine is a thing that is created by people to make work easier. It is a tool or invention which multiplies the effect of human effort. The machine produces a mechanical advantage.

Some machines have many parts that move. Examples are bicycles and clocks.

Some machines do not have parts that move. Examples are computers and telephones.

People have used machines since before there was history.

Often a machine will change one form of energy to another form of energy. Simple machines increase or change the direction of a force.

Simple machine

There are six 'simple machines'. They are:

Compound machines are made up of two or more simple machines.

Other Languages
Alemannisch: Maschine
አማርኛ: ማሽን
العربية: آلة
aragonés: Maquina
armãneashti: Mahinâ
asturianu: Maquinaria
Avañe'ẽ: Ku'ekavoña
azərbaycanca: Maşın
تۆرکجه: ماشین
বাংলা: মেশিন
Bân-lâm-gú: Ki-hâi
башҡортса: Машина
беларуская: Машына
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Машына
български: Машина
Boarisch: Maschiin
བོད་ཡིག: འཕྲུལ་འཁོར།
bosanski: Mašina
brezhoneg: Mekanik
català: Màquina
Cebuano: Makina
čeština: Stroj
Cymraeg: Peiriant
dansk: Maskine
Deutsch: Maschine
eesti: Masin
Ελληνικά: Μηχανή
English: Machine
Esperanto: Maŝino
euskara: Makina
فارسی: ماشین
Fiji Hindi: Machine
français: Machine
Gaeilge: Meaisín
Gaelg: Jeshaght
Gàidhlig: Inneal
galego: Máquina
Gĩkũyũ: Macini
한국어: 기계
հայերեն: Մեքենա
हिन्दी: यंत्र
hrvatski: Strojevi
Ido: Mashino
Ilokano: Makina
Bahasa Indonesia: Mesin
íslenska: Vél
italiano: Macchina
עברית: מכונה
Basa Jawa: Mesin
ქართული: მანქანა
қазақша: Машина
Kiswahili: Mashine
kurdî: Makîne
Кыргызча: Машина
Latina: Machina
latviešu: Mašīna
lingála: Masíni
lumbaart: Maqina
magyar: Gép
മലയാളം: യന്ത്രം
मराठी: यंत्र
მარგალური: მანქანა
Bahasa Melayu: Mesin
монгол: Машин
မြန်မာဘာသာ: စက်ကိရိယာများ
Nederlands: Machine
नेपाल भाषा: कल
日本語: 機械
norsk: Maskin
norsk nynorsk: Maskin
occitan: Maquina
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଯନ୍ତ୍ର
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Mashina
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਮਸ਼ੀਨ
پنجابی: مشین
Piemontèis: Angign
polski: Maszyna
português: Máquina
română: Mașină
русский: Машина
sardu: Màchina
Scots: Machine
shqip: Makina
slovenčina: Stroj
slovenščina: Stroj
Soomaaliga: Makiinad
کوردی: مەکینە
српски / srpski: Машина
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Mašina
suomi: Kone
svenska: Maskin
Tagalog: Makina
తెలుగు: యంత్రము
тоҷикӣ: Мошина
Türkçe: Makine
українська: Машина
اردو: آلہ
Tiếng Việt: Máy móc
walon: Machene
Winaray: Makiná
Wolof: Wuutuloxo
吴语: 机器
ייִדיש: מאשין
粵語:
中文: 机器