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machinationsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˌmæʃ.ɪˈneɪ.ʃənz/ /ˌmæk.ɪˈneɪ.ʃənz/  us   /ˌmæʃ.əˈneɪ.ʃənz/  /ˌmæk.əˈneɪ.ʃənz/
complicated and ​secretplans to get ​power or ​control or to ​gain an ​advantage: Despite a ​commitment to a more ​opengovernment, the ​public is still being ​kept in the ​dark about the ​inner machinations of the ​Cabinet.
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machinationsplural noun

 us   /ˌmæk·əˈneɪ·ʃənz, ˌmæʃ-/
complicated and ​secretplans, esp. in ​obtaining or using ​power: She ​complained about the machinations ​politicalcandidatesemployed to ​win.
(Definition of machinations from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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