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Daemon
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contrivance

(noun) An elaborate or deceitful plan or expedient.

Synonyms: stratagem, plan, design, measure, scheme, trick, plot, dodge, expedient, ruse, artifice, machination

Usage: This "shortage" is nothing more than a contrivance to raise prices.
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contrivance

(noun) An elaborate or deceitful plan or expedient.

Synonyms: stratagem, plan, design, measure, scheme, trick, plot, dodge, expedient, ruse, artifice, machination

Usage: This "shortage" is nothing more than a contrivance to raise prices.
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contrive (v.)
early 14c., controve, contreve, "to invent, devise, plan;" late 14c., "to manage by a plan or scheme," from Old French controver (Modern French controuver) "to find out, contrive, imagine," from Late Latin contropare "to compare" (via a figure of speech), from an assimilated form of Latin com "with, together" (see con-) + tropus "song, musical mode," from Greek tropos "figure of speech" (from PIE root *trep- "to turn").

Sense evolution (in French) was from "invent with ingenuity" to "invent falsely." Spelling in English was altered by the same unexplained 15c. sound change that also affected briar, friar, choir. Related: Contrived; contriving.
Mehrdad77
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A contrivance is a gadget or device that can be used for some particular purpose. The spinning blade of a blender is a contrivance that turns fruits and yogurt into a tasty smoothie. Yum.

A contrivance is a useful device or tool. It might be assembled or invented, and it's often mechanical, although you can really refer to anything that's made for a specific purpose as a contrivance. The word sometimes also implies a falseness or obviousness, like the contrivance of a spy's very fake-looking beard that's supposed to disguise him, or the contrivance of a novel's complicated, unbelievable plot.

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Also
noun the faculty of contriving; inventive skill
“his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem”


type of:
conception, design, excogitation, innovation, invention
the creation of something in the mind
noun the act of devising something
synonyms:devisal


type of:
invention
the act of inventing
noun a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
synonyms:appliance, contraption, convenience, gadget, gismo, gizmo, widget


types:
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type of:
device
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
noun any improvised arrangement for temporary use
synonyms:lash-up


types:
patch, temporary hookup
a connection intended to be used for a limited time
type of:
arrangement
an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging
noun an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.
“the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable”


type of:
arrangement, organisation, organization, system
an organized structure for arranging or classifying
noun an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
“his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track”
synonyms:dodge, stratagem


types:
plant
something planted secretly for discovery by another
pump-and-dump scheme
an illegal scheme for making money by manipulating stock prices; the schemer persuades other people to buy the stock and then sells it himself as soon as the price of the stock rises
wangle, wangling
an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
type of:
scheme, strategy
an elaborate and systematic plan of action


MortalsHost Immortalformables
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 1:40:33 AM

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contrivance -
(noun) any improvised arrangement for temporary use; Something invented:
Synonyms: brainchild, device, invention

contrivance -
(noun) a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
Synonyms: gadget, appliance, contraption, gismo, gizmo, widget, convenience

contrive -
(verb)

[Middle English contreven, from Old French controver, contreuv-, from Medieval Latin contropāre, to compare : Latin com-, com- + Latin tropus, turn, manner, style (from Greek tropos; see trep- in Indo-European roots).]

trep- / Indo-European roots
Examples of words with the root trep-: -tropous, apotropaic, contrive, entropy, treponema, trope, trophy, tropic, tropo-.
trep-
To turn.

1. -tropous; apotropaic, Atropos, treponema from Greek trepein, to turn, with o-grade derivative tropos, turning.
2. O-grade form *trop-.
a. Suffixed form *trop-o-. trope, troubadour, trover; contrive, retrieve from Greek tropos, a turn, way, manner;
b. suffixed form *trop-ā-. trophy, tropic, tropo-; entropy from Greek tropē, a turning, change.
[Pokorny 2. trep- 1094.]
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"Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants."

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