Contrivance meaning

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The definition of contrivance is the thing that causes something to happen.

An example of contrivance is the ability of a tornado to destroy buildings.

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Something contrived, as a mechanical device or a clever plan.
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The act of contriving.
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The state of being contrived.
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The act, way, or power of contriving.
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Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan.
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A (mechanical) device to perform a certain task.
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A means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective.
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Something overly artful or artificial.
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Origin of contrivance

contrive +‎ -ance