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  1. contrivances: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. contrivances: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  3. contrivances: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  4. Contrivances, contrivances: Wordnik [home, info]
  5. contrivances: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  6. contrivances: Wiktionary [home, info]
  7. contrivances: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  8. contrivances: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (contrivance)

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

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