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Contrivance vs. Contraption

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Contrivancenoun

a (mechanical) device to perform a certain task

Contraptionnoun

A machine that is complicated and precarious.

Contrivancenoun

a means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective

Contraptionnoun

Any object.

Contrivancenoun

something overly artful or artificial

Contraptionnoun

A contrivance; a new-fangled device; - used scornfully.

‘We all remember some of the extraordinary contraptions which have been thus evolved and put upon the market.’;

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Contrivancenoun

The act or faculty of contriving, inventing, devising, or planning.

‘The machine which we are inspecting demonstrates, by its construction, contrivance and design. Contrivance must have had a contriver.’;

Contraptionnoun

a device that is very useful for a particular job

Contrivancenoun

The thing contrived, invented, or planned; disposition of parts or causes by design; a scheme; plan; artifice; arrangement.

‘Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants.’;

Contrivancenoun

a device that is very useful for a particular job

Contrivancenoun

the faculty of contriving; inventive skill;

‘his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem’;

Contrivancenoun

an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade;

‘his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track’;

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Contrivancenoun

an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.;

‘the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable’;

Contrivancenoun

any improvised arrangement for temporary use

Contrivancenoun

the act of devising something

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