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machination (mak" uh NAY shuhn, mash" uh NAY shuhn) (s) (noun), machinations (pl)
Clever schemes which are typically underhanded, cunning, and destined to accomplish desired purposes: By a series of machinations, one man gained complete control of the business from business partner.
A plot or hostile plan to achieve a special negative result against another person.
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A method or crafty plan which is used with the idea of succeeding in gaining something that is desired even though the process is done only for one's self interest. (1)