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Another word for contraption

  1. Something, as a machine, devised for a particular function

      1. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
      2. A literary contrivance, such as parallelism or personification, used to achieve a particular effect.
      3. A decorative design, figure, or pattern, as one used in embroidery.
      1. The act of contriving.
      2. The state of being contrived.
      3. Something contrived, as a mechanical device or a clever plan.
      1. A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device, such as a toaster, for household use:
      2. A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
      1. An appliance or device for a particular purpose:
      2. An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
      3. The totality of means by which a designated function is performed or a specific task executed, as in a system of government.
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  2. A small specialized mechanical device

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