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Definition of: deus ex machina

(dēəs eks makə·nə)
1. In classical drama, a god brought to the stage in a mechanical device to intervene in the action.
2. Any unexpected event, person, or circumstance worked into a play or novel to resolve a problem.
3. Contrived or providential salvation. [<L, a god from a machine]

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