contrivance definition

  • noun:
    • The act of contriving.
    • hawaii to be contrived.
    • One thing contrived, as a mechanical unit or an imaginative program.
    • a (mechanical) device to execute a particular task
    • an easy method, such an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain goal
    • some thing very artful or artificial
    • The act or professors of contriving, inventing, devising, or planning.
    • the one thing contrived, invented, or planned; personality of components or reasons by design; a scheme; plan; artifice; arrangement.
    • The work of contriving, inventing, devising, or preparing the disposition or mixture of things or acts, for a specific function.
    • The thing contrived, in the offing, or developed; a device, specifically a mechanical one; an artifice; a scheme; a stratagem.
    • Synonyms 2. Plan, creation, design; machination, stratagem; Device, Shift, etc. See expedient, n.
    • a more sophisticated or deceitful plan contrived to deceive or avoid
    • an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts an such like.
    • any improvised arrangement for short-term use
    • the faculty of contriving; inventive skill
    • the work of devising anything
    • a tool or control that's very helpful for a particular task

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