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What is another word for contrivance?

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Noun
Something that has been made or constructed
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“While the trundle wheel may seem a crude contrivance, it worked with great accuracy.”
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A thing which is created skilfully and inventively to serve a particular purpose
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“These are constructed of wire, and they appear to be a useful contrivance for facilitating and hastening the process of filtration.”
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A plan or scheme to achieve a given effect or aim
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“It was an ingenious contrivance by which he could gain all the advantages, and escape the censures of the learned Lecturer.”
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The faculty or activity of imagining change or innovative things or ideas
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“It must have originated in some prior contrivance of the mind.”
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Something created or imagined in the mind
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The process of moving an idea from concept to reality
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The ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways
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Deliberation or prudence in one's choices or decisions
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Contrived device or gimmick, used to resolve a difficult situation abruptly
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The achievement of an aim or goal
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Something that occupies one's mind
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