Contrivance



[kuh n-trahy-vuh ns] /kənˈtraɪ vəns/

noun
1.
something ; a device, especially a mechanical one.
2.
the act or manner of ; the faculty or power of .
3.
a plan or scheme; expedient.
/kənˈtraɪvəns/
noun
1.
something contrived, esp an ingenious device; contraption
2.
the act or faculty of devising or adapting; inventive skill or ability
3.
an artificial rather than natural selection or arrangement of details, parts, etc
4.
an elaborate or deceitful plan or expedient; stratagem
n.

1620s, from contrive + -ance.

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