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EtymologyEdit

From French machination, or directly from Latin māchinātiō, from māchinor (devise, invent).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmækɪˈneɪʃən/, /ˌmæʃɪˈneɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

machination (countable and uncountable, plural machinations)

  1. A clever scheme or artful plot, usually crafted for evil purposes.
  2. The act of machinating or plotting.

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NounEdit

machination f (plural machinations)

  1. Undercover or underhanded plot; machination.

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