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contrivance

con·triv·ance

contrivance

pronunciation:
kn traI vns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of contriving.
synonyms:
fabricating, intrigue, inventing, invention, planning, plotting, scheming
similar words:
delusion
definition 2: the condition of being contrived.
synonyms:
ingeniousness, ingenuity, inventiveness
similar words:
delusion, originality
definition 3: that which has been contrived, such as a mechanical device, invention, or scheme.
synonyms:
invention, scheme, stratagem
similar words:
cabal, contraption, creation, device, doodad, gadget, gizmo, instrument, intrigue, machine, mechanism, plan, plot, rig, subterfuge, thingamabob, thingamajig