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contrivances

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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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“Contrivances.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contrivances. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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