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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: contrivance (0.01052 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to contrivance.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: contrivance penemuan
English → English (WordNet) Definition: contrivance contrivance n 1: a device that is very useful for a particular job [syn: appliance, contraption, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget] 2: the faculty of contriving; inventive skill; “his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem” 3: an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; “his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track” [syn: stratagem, dodge] 4: an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.; “the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable” 5: any improvised arrangement for temporary use [syn: lash-up] 6: the act of devising something [syn: devisal]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Contrivance Contrivance \Con*triv"ance\, n. 1. The act or faculty of contriving, inventing, devising, or planning. [1913 Webster] The machine which we are inspecting demonstrates, by its construction, contrivance and design. Contrivance must have had a contriver. --Paley. [1913 Webster] 2. The thing contrived, invented, or planned; disposition of parts or causes by design; a scheme; plan; artifice; arrangement. [1913 Webster] Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. --Burke. Syn: Device; plan; scheme; invention; machine; project; design; artifice; shift. See Device. [1913 Webster]

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