teaching machine



a mechanical, electrical, or other automatic device that presents the user with items of information in planned sequence, registers his or her response to each item, and immediately indicates the acceptability of each response.

Nearby words

  1. teaching assistant,
  2. teaching elder,
  3. teaching fellow,
  4. teaching fellowship,
  5. teaching hospital,
  6. teaching machines,
  7. teaching practice,
  8. teacup,
  9. teacupful,
  10. teagarden

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Examples from the Web for teaching machine

  • They were in nowise above the teaching-machine variety of school masters.

    My Reminiscences|Rabindranath Tagore

British Dictionary definitions for teaching machine

teaching machine


a machine that presents information and questions to the user, registers the answers, and indicates whether these are correct or acceptable
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