de•us ex ma•chi•na
Pronunciation: (dā'us eks mä'ku-nu, dē'us eks mak'u-nu), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/deus-ex-machina.html on line 83 [key]
1. (in ancient Greek and Roman drama) a god introduced into a play to resolve the entanglements of the plot.
2. any artificial or improbable device resolving the difficulties of a plot.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.