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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of devising something; A device that is very useful for a particular job; Any improvised arrangement for temporary use.

Usage examples (38)
  • Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.
  • His skillful contrivance of answers to every problem
  • His testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track
  • The contrivance is seen to hold a function, and it is recognized by its inherent design. for more
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