Definition of machination noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    machination

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌmækəˈneɪʃn//
     
    , NAmE//ˌmæʃəˈneɪʃn//
     
    [usually plural](disapproving)
     
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  1. 1a secret and complicated plan synonym intrigue, plot
  2. 2 I don't want to get involved in all his machinations.
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