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Another word for contrivance

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Noun
  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. A mechanical device; a gadget.
      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.
    See also:

    machine

  2. A small specialized mechanical device

    See also:

    machine

  3. Something invented

      1. The act or process of inventing:
      2. A new device, method, or process developed from study and experimentation:
      3. A mental fabrication, especially a falsehood.
      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. An original idea or plan attributed to a person or group.

Another word for contrivance

Noun
  1. A plan, especially an ingenious plan

      1. Deception or trickery:
      2. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
      3. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
      1. A systematic plan of action:
      2. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
      3. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
      1. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
      2. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
      1. Suitable or efficient for accomplishing a purpose:
      2. Convenient but based on a concern for self-interest rather than principle:
      3. Speedy; expeditious.
    See also:

    plan

  2. A mechanical device

      1. Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
      2. A person regarded as stupid.
      3. The penis.
      1. Something, especially a small device or part, whose name is unknown or forgotten.
      1. Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
      1. An original idea or plan attributed to a person or group.
      1. The act of creating.
      2. The fact or state of having been created.
      3. The act of investing with a new office or title.
      1. The act of equipping or the state of being equipped:
      2. Something with which a person, organization, or thing is equipped:
      3. The rolling stock especially of a transportation system.
      1. The equipment used in a particular activity, especially in fishing; gear.
      2. A system of ropes and blocks for raising and lowering weights of rigging and pulleys for applying tension.
      3. A rope and its pulley.
      1. The substance or substances out of which a thing is or can be made.
      2. Something, such as an idea or information, that is to be refined and made or incorporated into a finished effort:
      3. Tools or apparatus for the performance of a given task:
      1. The gear or tackle, other than a yoke, with which a draft animal pulls a vehicle or implement.
      2. Something resembling such gear or tackle, as the arrangement of straps used to hold a parachute to the body.
      3. A device that raises and lowers the warp threads on a loom.
      1. An implement or container used domestically, especially in a kitchen:
      1. A mechanical device; a gadget.
      1. The quality of being suitable to one's comfort, purposes, or needs:
      2. Personal comfort or advantage:
      3. Something that increases comfort or saves work:
      1. A machine that converts energy into mechanical force or motion.
      2. Such a machine distinguished from an electric, spring-driven, or hydraulic motor by its use of a fuel.
      3. A mechanical appliance, instrument, or tool:
      1. A device consisting of fixed and moving parts that modifies mechanical energy and transmits it in a more useful form.
      2. A system or device for doing work, as an automobile or jackhammer, together with its power source and auxiliary equipment.
      3. A system or device, such as a computer, that performs or assists in the performance of a human task:
      1. A device, such as a saw, shovel, or drill, used to perform or facilitate manual or mechanical work.
      2. A machine, such as a lathe, used to cut and shape machine parts or other objects.
      3. The cutting part of such a machine.
      1. A tool or implement used to do or facilitate work, especially a small precision tool used by a professional:
      2. A device for recording, measuring, or controlling, especially such a device functioning as part of a control system.
      3. A device for playing or producing music:
      1. The act or an instance of discovering.
      2. Something discovered.
      3. The compulsory disclosure to the opposing party of factual information or documents relevant to a lawsuit prior to trial.
      1. A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment used in doing work:
      2. An article used to outfit or equip someone:
      3. A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
      1. A toothed machine part, such as a wheel or cylinder, that meshes with another toothed part to transmit motion or to change speed or direction.
      2. A complete assembly that performs a specific function in a larger machine.
      3. A transmission configuration for a specific ratio of engine to axle torque in a motor vehicle.
      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.
      1. The act or process of inventing:
      2. A new device, method, or process developed from study and experimentation:
      3. A mental fabrication, especially a falsehood.
      1. A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
      1. A machine or mechanical appliance.
      2. The arrangement of connected parts in a machine.
      3. A system of parts that operate or interact like those of a machine:
      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.