Noun Definition


1.Definition: a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

Related Noun(s):appliance, contraption, convenience, gadget, gismo, gizmo, widget

Category: Objects

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"

Category: General

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

Category: General

4.Definition: any improvised arrangement for temporary use

Category: Objects

5.Definition: the act of devising something

Related Noun(s):devisal

Category: General

6.Definition: the faculty of contriving; inventive skill

"His skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"

Category: General