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Machination

Machination Meaning & Definition
Machination Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Machination?

[n] a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

Synonyms | Synonyms for Machination: intrigue

Related Terms | Find terms related to Machination: artifice | behind-the-scenes influence | cabal | chicane | chicanery | collusion | complicity | complot | confederacy | connivance | connivery | conspiracy | contrivance | contriving | counterplot | covin | deep-laid plot | design | designing | devices | dodgery | engineering | expedients | finagling | finesse | foul play | frame-up | gambit | game | influence | intrigue | intriguing | little game | maneuvering | maneuvers | manipulating | manipulation | move | pettifoggery | pettifogging | plot | plotting | ploy | political influence | practice | rigging | ruse | scheme | schemery | scheming | sharp practice | skulduggery | sleight | stratagem | supercherie | tactical maneuvers | tactics | trick | trickery | underhand dealing | underplot | web of intrigue | wile | wire-pulling

See Also | plot | priestcraft | secret plan

Machination In Webster's Dictionary

\Mach`i*na"tion\, n. [L. machinatio: cf. F. machination.] 1. The act of machinating. --Shak. 2. That which is devised; a device; a hostile or treacherous scheme; an artful design or plot. Devilish machinations come to naught. --Milton. His ingenious machinations had failed. --Macaulay.

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