2.Definition: an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.
"The plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable"
3.Definition: an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
"His testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
Related Noun(s):dodge, stratagem
5.Definition: the act of devising something
6.Definition: the faculty of contriving; inventive skill
"His skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"