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deus ex machina

deus ex machina

 
pronunciation:
di s eks mae kih n [or] deI Us eks ma ki na
part of speech: noun
definition 1: god from a machine (Latin); in ancient Greek drama, a god brought in by a mechanical contrivance to resolve a plot or complicated situation.
definition 2: an external character, force, or the like introduced artificially to achieve such a resolution of plot or situation, as in a modern dramatic production.