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machination Explained

machination at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


machination at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1477, "a plotting, intrigue," from L. machinationem (nom. machinatio) "device, contrivance, machination," from machinatus, pp. of machinari "contrive, plot," from machina (see machine). ///

MACHINATION at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

myya5(final part.)lv3(surname)e4hiccoughdai1foolish
no expression
staydai1 zi5fool
suckerqi3starcheng2to assume (a form)
to submit
to petition
to show
to present
to offercheng2 bao4to (submit a) reportcheng2 wen2petition (submitted to a superior)cheng2 xian4to appear
to emerge
present (a certain appearance)
demonstratecheng2 qing3to submit (to superiors)Cheng2 gong4(N) Chenggong (place in Yunnan)cheng2 song4present
rendercheng2 di4to pre

machination at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

64 Moby Thesaurus words for "machination":
artifice, behind-the-scenes influence, cabal, chicane, chicanery,
collusion, complicity, complot, confederacy, connivance, connivery,
conspiracy, contrivance, contriving, counterplot, covin,
deep-laid plot, design, designing, devices, dodgery, engineering,
expedients, finagling, finesse, foul play, frame-up, gambit, game,
influence, intrigue, intriguing, little game, maneuvering,
maneuvers, manipulating, manipulation, move, pettifoggery,
pettifogging, plot, plotting, ploy, political influence, practice,
rigging, ruse, scheme, schemery, scheming, sharp practice,
skulduggery, sleight, stratagem, supercherie, tactical maneuvers,
tactics, trick, trickery, underhand dealing, underplot,
web of intrigue, wile, wire-pulling

machination at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Cunning): cunning, craft, craftiness, subtlety, artifice, maneuvering, circumvention, chicanery, concealment, guile, duplicity, politics, Machiavelism, machination, plot, plan, maneuver, stratagem, Trojan horse.

machination at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[usually pl.] (disapproving) a secret and complicated plan:
political machinations * I don't want to get involved in all his machinations.

MACHINATION at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

MACHINATION. The act by which some plot or conspiracy is set on foot.

Machination at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Machination \Mach`i*na"tion\, n. [L. machinatio: cf. F.
1. The act of machinating. --Shak.

2. That which is devised; a device; a hostile or treacherous
scheme; an artful design or plot.

Devilish machinations come to naught. --Milton.

His ingenious machinations had failed. --Macaulay.

machination at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually
sinister) ends [syn: {intrigue}]

machination at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2007|August|21


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » machinatio, from Inter: term » machinari||to contrive; see machinate.


* Inter: IPA » /ˌmækɪˈneɪʃən/|/ˌmæʃɪˈneɪʃən/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-machination.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A clever scheme or artful plot, usually crafted for evil purposes.
    1. The act of machinating or plotting.

      Related terms

      * machinal

  • machinate


    Inter: trans-top » clever scheme or artful plot, usually crafted for evil purposes
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մեքենայություն|tr=mekʿenayutʿyun|sc=Armn
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|奸計|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|奸计|tr=jiānjì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|陰謀|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|阴谋|tr=yīnmóu|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|詭計|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|诡计|tr=guǐjì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|暗算|tr=ànsuàn|sc=Hani
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|masinointi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|machination|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Machenschaft|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|δολοπλοκία|f|tr=doloplokía|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|μηχανορραφία|f|tr=michanorrafía|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|σκευωρία|f|tr=skevoría|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|machináció
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|策謀|tr=さくぼう, sakubō|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|策動|tr=さくどう, sakudō|sc=Jpan
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|махинация|f|tr=maxinácija|sc=Cyrl
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|махинација|f, Inter: t- » sh|макинација|f, Inter: t- » sh|сплетка|f
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|mahinacija|f, Inter: t- » sh|makinacija|f, Inter: t- » sh|spletka|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|maquinación|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » act of machinating
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մեքենայություն|tr=mekʿenayutʿyun|sc=Armn
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|masinointi
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|machináció

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|махинация|f|tr=maxinácija|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|козни|m|p|tr=kózni|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|происки|m|p|tr=próiski|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1



    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • Undercover or underhanded plot; machination.

  • Translation: ar » machination
    Translation: de » machination
    Translation: et » machination
    Translation: el » machination
    Translation: fr » machination
    Translation: ko » machination
    Translation: io » machination
    Translation: it » machination
    Translation: ku » machination
    Translation: my » machination
    Translation: pl » machination
    Translation: ru » machination
    Translation: fi » machination
    Translation: ta » machination
    Translation: te » machination
    Translation: tr » machination
    Translation: vi » machination
    Translation: zh » machination