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Meaning & Definition of Contrivance in English

English

Contrivance

/kəntraɪvəns/

noun

1. A device or control that is very useful for a particular job

    synonym:
  • appliance
  • ,
  • contraption
  • ,
  • contrivance
  • ,
  • convenience
  • ,
  • gadget
  • ,
  • gizmo
  • ,
  • gismo
  • ,
  • widget

2. The faculty of contriving

  • Inventive skill
  • "His skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"
    synonym:
  • contrivance

3. An elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

  • "His testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
    synonym:
  • contrivance
  • ,
  • stratagem
  • ,
  • dodge

4. An artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.

  • "The plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable"
    synonym:
  • contrivance

5. Any improvised arrangement for temporary use

    synonym:
  • lash-up
  • ,
  • contrivance

6. The act of devising something

    synonym:
  • devisal
  • ,
  • contrivance