antimachination

machination

[mak-uh-ney-shuhn]
noun
1.
an act or instance of machinating.
2.
Usually, machinations. crafty schemes; plots; intrigues.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English machinacion < Latin māchinātiōn- (stem of māchinātiō). See machinate, -ion

antimachination, adjective


2. stratagem, device.
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machination (ˌmækɪˈneɪʃən, ˌmæʃ-)
 
n
1.  an intrigue, plot, or scheme
2.  the act of devising plots or schemes

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machination
late 15c., "a plotting, intrigue," from L. machinationem (nom. machinatio) "device, contrivance, machination," from machinatus, pp. of machinari "contrive, plot," from machina (see machine). Related: Machinations.
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