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  1. contrivance:


Detailed Translations for contrivance from English to French


Translation Matrix for contrivance:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- appliance; contraption; convenience; devisal; dodge; gadget; gismo; gizmo; lash-up; stratagem; widget

Synonyms for "contrivance":

Related Definitions for "contrivance":

  1. the act of devising something1
  2. a device or control that is very useful for a particular job1
  3. any improvised arrangement for temporary use1
  4. the faculty of contriving; inventive skill1
    • his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem1
  5. an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.1
    • the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable1
  6. an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade1
    • his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track1

Wiktionary Translations for contrivance:

  1. (mechanical) device to perform a certain task