Definition of CONTRIVANCES

noun : CONTRIVANCES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) the faculty of contriving; inventive skill; "his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem" ;

  • 3. (

    ) an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track" ;

  • 4. (

    ) an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.; "the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable" ;


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