machination \mack-uh-NAY-shuhn; mash-\, noun:
- The act of plotting.
- A crafty scheme; a cunning design or plot intended to accomplish some usually evil end.
Origin: Machination derives from Latin machinatio, "a contrivance, a cunning device, a machination," from machinari, "to contrive, to devise, especially to plot evil." It is related to machine, from Latin machina, "any artificial contrivance for performing work." To machinate is to devise a plot, or engage in plotting. One who machinates is a machinator.
- A long horizontal smear on the bottom of your iPhone caused from answering a call using the slide bar with a greasy finger.
Trev: ahh thats just an iSmear from my greasy finger.
- Alan Alda 1936
- Sam Phillips 1962
- Dan Spitz 1964 (Anthrax)
- Greg Cook (Ricochet) 1965
- Rakim 1968
- Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) 1980
- Elijah Wood 1981