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  Definition of contrivance
  1. the act of devising something
  2. a device that is very useful for a particular job
  3. any improvised arrangement for temporary use
  4. the faculty of contriving; inventive skill; "his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"
  5. an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.; "the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable"
  6. an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
Similar Words: devisal, appliance, contraption, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget, lash-up, stratagem, dodge

 

Hyponyms: gadgetry, gimbals, injector, mod con, temporary hookup, patch, plant, pump-and-dump scheme, wangle, wangling

 

Derivational Morphology: invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge

 

 
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