HyperDic: contrivance

English > 6 senses of the word contrivance:
NOUNartifactcontrivance, appliance, contraption, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widgeta device or control that is very useful for a particular job
cognitioncontrivancethe faculty of contriving
cognitioncontrivance, stratagem, dodgean elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived / contrived to deceive or evade
cognitioncontrivancean artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.
artifactcontrivance, lash-upany improvised arrangement for temporary use
actcontrivance, devisalthe act of devising something
contrivance > pronunciation
Soundskahntray'vahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > contrivance: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device or control that is very useful for a particular job.
Synonymsappliance, contraption, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget
Narrowergadgetryappliances collectively
gimbalAn appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips
injectorA contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)
mod conmodern convenience
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishadminículo, aparato, armatoste, artilugio, dispositivo, gadget, gizmo, ingenio, utensilio
Catalanaparell, dispositiu, enginy, fòtil, gadget, gizmo, maquineta
English > contrivance: 6 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe faculty of contriving; inventive skill.
Example"his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"
Broaderinvention, innovation, excogitation, conception, designThe creation of something in the mind
English > contrivance: 6 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningAn elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived / contrived to deceive or evade.
Example"his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
Synonymsstratagem, dodge
NarrowerplantSomething planted secretly for discovery by another
pump-and-dump schemeAn illegal scheme for making money by manipulating stock prices
wangle, wanglingAn instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
Broaderscheme, strategyAn elaborate and systematic plan of action
Spanishestratagema
English > contrivance: 6 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningAn artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc..
Example"the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable"
Broaderarrangement, organization, organisation, systemAn organized structure for arranging or classifying
English > contrivance: 6 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAny improvised arrangement for temporary use.
Synonymlash-up
Narrowertemporary hookup, patchA connection intended to be used for a limited time
BroaderarrangementAn orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit
Spanishchapuza
English > contrivance: 6 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of devising something.
Synonymdevisal
BroaderinventionThe act of inventing
Spanishinvento
Verbscontrivecome up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort / effort

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