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  1. con·triv·ance
    IPA[kənˈtrīvəns]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: contrivance, plural noun: contrivances

    • noun

      the use of skill to create or bring about something, especially with a consequent effect of artificiality:

      a device, especially in literary or artistic composition, which gives a sense of artificiality:

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