n.1.The act or faculty of contriving, inventing, devising, or planning.
2.The thing contrived, invented, or planned; disposition of parts or causes by design; a scheme; plan; artifice; arrangement.
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants.
- Burke.
Noun1.Contrivancecontrivance - a device that is very useful for a particular job
2.contrivance - the faculty of contriving; inventive skill; "his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"
3.contrivance - an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
Synonyms: dodge, stratagem
4.contrivance - 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 - any improvised arrangement for temporary use
Synonyms: lash-up
6.contrivance - the act of devising something
Synonyms: devisal
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Control and Status Register
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control code
control condition
control experiment
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