Word of the Day: machination

mach·i·na·tion noun \ˌma-kə-ˈnā-shən, ˌma-shə-\

Definition of MACHINATION

1
:  an act of machinating
2
:  a scheming or crafty action or artful design intended to accomplish some usually evil end <backstage machinations … that have dominated the film industry — Peter Bogdanovich>

Examples of MACHINATION

  1. <incredibly complicated machinations to assassinate the president that inevitably failed>

First Known Use of MACHINATION

15th century

Related to MACHINATION

Synonyms
conspiracy, design, intrigue, plot, scheme

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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