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[mak-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌmæk əˈneɪ ʃən/

an act or instance of .
Usually, machinations. crafty schemes; plots; intrigues.
/ˌmækɪˈneɪʃən; ˌmæʃ-/
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.


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