machinations Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “machinations” in the English Dictionary

"machinations" in British English

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machinationsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˌmæʃ.ɪˈneɪ.ʃənz/ /ˌmæk-/
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.
(Definition of machinations from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
Translations of “machinations”
in Chinese (Simplified) (为夺取权力的)阴谋,诡计…
in Turkish karmaşık ve gizli planlar/faaliyetler…
in Russian интриги, махинации…
in Chinese (Traditional) (為奪取權力的)陰謀,詭計…
in Polish machinacje…
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