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