Apparatus vs Machine

Oh where to start!  How about the dictionary! Citing a few different reputable dictionaries: ap·pa·ra·tus:  a set of materials or equipment designed for a particular use a group or combination of instruments, machinery, tools, materials, etc., having a particular function or intended for a specific use Now the definition of a machine is not as straightforward! According to these same dictionaries: ma·chine : an apparatus consisting of interrelated parts with separate functions, used in the performance of some kind of work: a sewing machine. an assemblage of parts that transmit [..] Read More