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.
Something used to gain an artistic effect
A person used by another to bring something about
A person or organization regarded as acting in a machinelike way, variously, highly efficient, impersonal, lacking spontaneity, etc.
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:
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
The definition of a widget is a general term for a small gadget or device.
A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
A device or machine for performing a specific task
(Chiefly British) A lavatory.
Find another word for contraption. In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for contraption, like: apparatus, contrivance, device, instrument, machine, thing, tool, concern, gimmick, jigger and doodad.