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  • the act of devising something
  • any improvised arrangement for temporary use
  • 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
  • the faculty of contriving; inventive skill
    • his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem
  • a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
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