Machination meaning

măkə-nāshən, măsh-
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A crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end.
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The definition of machination is a carefully crafted scheme or plot, usually to achieve some sinister goal.

A plot to steal something is an example of a machination.

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The act of machinating or plotting.
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The act of scheming or plotting.
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(rare) The act of machinating.
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An artful or secret plot or scheme, esp. one with evil intent.
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A clever scheme or artful plot, usually crafted for evil purposes.
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Origin of machination

  • From Latin machinatio, from machinari (“to contrive"); see machinate.

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