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Daemon
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contraption

(noun) A device that is very useful for a particular job.

Synonyms: gizmo, appliance, contrivance, gadget, widget, gismo, convenience

Usage: He turned the contraption around and around in his hands, not believing that such simple, small thing could save lives.
8BooksOfSengathe
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Daemon wrote:
contraption

(noun) A device that is very useful for a particular job.

Synonyms: gizmo, appliance, contrivance, gadget, widget, gismo, convenience

Usage: He turned the contraption around and around in his hands, not believing that such simple, small thing could save lives.



The can opener is an especially
useful contraption when camping
or on the battle field.
monamagda
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What is a “Rube Goldberg”?

People usually like to keep things simple and do things the easy way, but yet people all around are fascinated by the complexity of Rube Goldberg machines. Named after Rube Goldberg, a cartoonist who depicted people in an over-engineered world, Rube Goldberg machines are essentially mechanical chain reactions. By definition, a Rube Goldberg machine is a deliberately over-complicated or overdone contraption that performs a simple task in a very complex fashion.



This cartoon (above) shows the complexity of a Rube Goldberg machine that completes the simple task of wiping with a napkin.

http://www.lexrobotics.com/rube-goldberg-fair/whats-a-rube-goldberg/



MelissaMe
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This is a word I love, and have known almost all my life.



This latest creation of Toyota, a solid wood car, is quite a nice contraption. =^_^= Heck, I'd be happy to own one! Applause

This is my only now.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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Noun 1. contraption - a device or control that is very useful for a particular jobcontraption - a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
gadget, appliance, contrivance, gismo, gizmo, widget, convenience
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
gadgetry - appliances collectively; "laborsaving gadgetry"
gimbal - an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips
injector - a contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)
mod con - modern convenience; the appliances and conveniences characteristic of a modern house
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