machination machination  /ˌmæ kə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

Usage(s):

  1. The newcomer was giving the sitting parliamentarian a run for his money till the party bosses did some backend machinations.
  2. Neither threats nor machinations could deter Julia in her fight to clean the football league of rigged games and dodgy players.
  3. All efforts to destablize the state was clearly the machinations of the neighboring country.

News

  • How to install SteamOS in VirtualBox

    Late on Friday, December 13, Valve released the first public version of SteamOS. As you would expect, SteamOS is currently very rough around the edges -- it is essentially just a version of Debian 7.1 (Wheezy) that has Steam pre-installed. If you're interested in Valve's latest machination, though, and toying with what might be the future of gaming, it's well worth installing SteamOS in ...
    on December 17, 2013     Source: ExtremeTech

Quotes

  1. "I am anxious to restate this morning that at no point did I ask for an investigation into political figures, and at no moment did I partake in any political machination," Villepin said after being questioned.
    on Jul 27, 2007 By: Dominique de Villepin Source: AFP

  2. Creatively, "this is certainly where I want the character to be," Wyle says. "When, hopefully, we make more of these, we can slow the character's machination down a bit. He's a professionally competent but personally incompetent character."
    on Dec 4, 2008 By: Noah Wyle Source: Scripps News

  3. Mr Singh said : "I wish I knew the truth. But what the Left and the SP say about the BJP is all part of a machination. They want to divide the country. Both of them are devoid of principle. Their only aim is to grab power. Is that a big principle ?"
    on Jul 6, 2008 By: Rajnath Singh Source: The Statesman

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