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contrivance

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1 an interesting and often novel device with a practical use

  • a new contrivance for cleaning computer keyboards
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2 something (as a device) created for the first time through the use of the imagination

  • despite the many modern contrivances for saving time and labor, we seem to have less leisure and energy than ever before
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3 the ability to form mental images of things that either are not physically present or have never been conceived or created by others

  • in that writer's hands, narrative contrivance can often deteriorate into pointless gimmickry
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