Contrivance Meaning

There are 6 meaning(s) for word Contrivance

Contrivance Meaning 1 : any improvised arrangement for temporary use

    Synonyms : lash-up
Contrivance Meaning 2 : an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

    Example : his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track

    Synonyms : dodge,  stratagem
Contrivance Meaning 3 : a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

    Synonyms : appliance,  contraption,  convenience,  gadget,  gismo,  gizmo,  widget
Contrivance Meaning 4 : the act of devising something

    Synonyms : devisal
Contrivance Meaning 5 : an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.

    Example : the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable

Contrivance Meaning 6 : the faculty of contriving; inventive skill

    Example : his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem