Mach`i*na"tion (?), n. [L. machinatio: cf. F. machination.]

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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