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  1. contrivance

    • IPA[kənˈtrʌɪvns]


    • n.
      the use of skill to create or bring about something, especially with a consequent effect of artificiality;a device, especially in literary or artistic composition, which gives a sense of artificiality
    • noun: contrivance, plural noun: contrivances

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    • IPA[kənˈtrīv(ə)ns]


    • n.
      the use of skill to bring something about or create something: the requirements of the system, by happy chance and some contrivance, can be summed up in an acronym

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