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māchĭnātĭo , ōnis, f. machinor,
I.artificial contrivance, mechanism, machinery (class.).
I. Lit.: “cum machinatione quadam moveri aliquid videmus, ut sphaeram,Cic. N. D. 2, 38, 97: “data est quibusdam bestiis machinatio quaedam, et sollertia,power of contrivance, design, id. ib. 2, 48, 123.—
B. Transf. (abstr. pro concreto), a machine, engine: “tantae altitudinis machinationes,Caes. B. G. 2, 31: “tanta,id. ib. 2, 30; “4, 17: navalis,id. B. C. 2, 10: tale machinationis genus, Liv. 37, 5.—
II. Trop., a trick, device, machination, contrivance; artifice, fraud: “judex tamquam machinatione aliqua tum ad severitatem, tum ad remissionem animi est contorquendus,Cic. de Or. 2, 17, 72: “dolus malus est omnis calliditas, fallacia, machinatio ad circumveniendum, fallendum, decipiendum alterum adhibita,Dig. 4, 3, 1; 14: “per machinationem obligatus,by artifice, by fraud, ib. 45, 1, 36.
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