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  Words related to contrivance

Related / Similar Words: devisal, appliance, contraption, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget, lash-up, stratagem, dodge

 

Definition:
  • the act of devising something;
  • a device that is very useful for a particular job;
  • any improvised arrangement for temporary use;
  • the faculty of contriving; inventive skill; "his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem";
  • an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.; "the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable";
  • an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track";

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    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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