[mak-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌmæk əˈneɪ ʃən/
an act or instance of .
Usually, machinations. crafty schemes; plots; intrigues.
an intrigue, plot, or scheme
the act of devising plots or schemes
late 15c., “a plotting, intrigue,” from Old French machinacion “plot, conspiracy, scheming, intrigue,” from Latin machinationem (nominative machinatio) “device, contrivance, machination,” noun of action from past participle stem of machinari “contrive skillfully, to design; to scheme, to plot,” from machina (see machine). Related: Machinations.
[mak-uh-neyt] /ˈmæk əˌneɪt/ verb (used with or without object), machinated, machinating. 1. to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose: to machinate the overthrow of the government. /ˈmækɪˌneɪt; ˈmæʃ-/ verb 1. (usually transitive) to contrive, plan, or devise (schemes, plots, etc) n. 1610s, from Latin machinator, agent noun from past participle stem of […]
noun 1. a threaded fastener, used with a nut for connecting metal parts, having a thread diameter of about 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) or more and a square or hexagonal head for tightening by a wrench. noun 1. a fastening bolt with a machine-cut thread
- Machine code
noun 1. instructions for the processing of data in a binary, octal, or hexadecimal code that can be understood and executed by a computer language The representation of a computer program that is read and interpreted by the computer hardware (rather than by some other machine code program). A program in machine code consists of […]
noun 1. a very smooth paper surface, created by a machine.