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Definitions of contrivance:
  • noun:   the faculty of contriving; inventive skill
    Example: "His skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"
  • noun:   an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.
    Example: "The plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable"
  • noun:   an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
    Example: "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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