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MACHINATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does machination mean? 

MACHINATION (noun)
  The noun MACHINATION has 1 sense:

1. a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

  Familiarity information: MACHINATION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MACHINATION (noun)


Sense 1machination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

intrigue; machination

Hypernyms ("machination" is a kind of...):

game; plot; secret plan (a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "machination"):

priestcraft (a derogatory reference to priests who use their influence to control secular or political affairs)


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