Meaning of contrivance

con•triv•ance

Pronunciation: (kun-trī'vuns), [key]
— n.
  1. something contrived; a device, esp. a mechanical one.
  2. the act or manner of contriving; the faculty or power of contriving.
  3. a plan or scheme; expedient.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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