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|a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
|the faculty of contriving; inventive skill
his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem
|an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track
|an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.
the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable
|any improvised arrangement for temporary use
|the act of devising something
|The act or faculty of contriving, inventing, devising, or planning.