contrivance

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a (mechanical) device to perform a certain task
something overly artful or artificial
a means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective

And along with each of these go their images, not the things themselves, — they too have come about by godlike contrivance.

the act planning, devising, inventing, or adapting something to or for a special purpose
{n} a scheme, conceit, plot, plan, art
an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc ; "the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable"
{i} plan, plot, scheme; device, invention, contraption
the faculty of contriving; inventive skill; "his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem" an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc
"the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable"
disapproval If you describe something as a contrivance, you disapprove of it because it is unnecessary and artificial. They wear simple clothes and shun modern contrivances Music with a tendency towards contrivance and lack of substance
the faculty of contriving; inventive skill; "his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"
any improvised arrangement for temporary use
an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
a device that is very useful for a particular job
A contrivance is an unfair or dishonest scheme or trick to gain an advantage for yourself. some contrivance to raise prices. = ploy
the act of devising something
"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
an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track
The act or faculty of contriving, inventing, devising, or planning
an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc
The thing contrived, invented, or planned; disposition of parts or causes by design; a scheme; plan; artifice; arrangement
contrivances
plural of contrivance
contrivance
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