machinable (adj.) 1896, from MACHINE (Cf. machine) (v.) + -ABLE (Cf. -able). Related: Machinability.

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  • machinable — The capacity of a mailpiece to be sorted by mail processing equipment. (Compare with nonmachinable.) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • machinable — adjective see machine II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • machinable — machinability, n. /meuh shee neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. (of a material) capable of being cut or shaped with machine tools. Cf. free machining. 2. (of a letter or package) capable of being safely sorted by mail machinery, as a parcel sorter. Also,… …   Universalium

  • machinable — adjective Able to be made or modified by machine …   Wiktionary

  • machinable — adj. may be mechanically processed, may by cut or shaped by a machine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • machinable — [mə ʃi:nəb(ə)l] adjective (of a material) able to be worked by a machine tool. Derivatives machinability noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • machinable — ma·chin·able …   English syllables

  • machinable — adj. capable of being cut by machine tools. Derivatives: machinability n …   Useful english dictionary

  • machinable parcel — A mailpiece that is of the correct size and weight to be safely sorted by mail processing machinery such as a parcel sorting machine …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Diamond turning — Diamond flycutting Diamond turning is a process of mechanical machining of precision elements using lathes or derivative machine tools (e.g., turn mills, rotary transfers) equipped with natural or synthetic diamond tipped tool bits. The term… …   Wikipedia

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