An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud.
The definition of an apparatus is a device or group of objects used for a specific purpose.
Something contrived, as a mechanical device or a clever plan.
A person or organization regarded as acting in a machinelike way, variously, highly efficient, impersonal, lacking spontaneity, etc.
A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
A program that performs some simple function, such as providing a weather report or stock quote, and can be accessed from a computer desktop, webpage, mobile phone or subscription television service.
A particular state of affairs; a situation:
The definition of a tool is a device with a specific purpose.
A matter that relates to or affects one:
Any interesting but relatively useless or unnecessary object
A person used by another to bring something about
A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device, such as a toaster, for household use:
Anything that tricks or mystifies; deceptive or secret device
(Informal) An article or a device, the name of which eludes one.
Any small object or device whose name is not known or is temporarily forgotten
(Informal) Any small object or device whose name is not known or is temporarily forgotten
(Chiefly British) A lavatory.
Find another word for contraption. In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for contraption, like: device, apparatus, monstrosity, contrivance, machine, gizmo, widget, thing, tool, concern and gadget.