The definition of machination is a carefully crafted scheme or plot, usually to achieve some sinister goal.noun
A plot to steal something is an example of a machination.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- Rare the act of machinating
- an artful or secret plot or scheme, esp. one with evil intent: usually used in pl.
Origin: ME machinacion < L machinatio
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- The act of plotting.
- A crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end.