Synonyms for contrivance

Synonyms for (noun) contrivance

Synonyms: devisal, contrivance

Definition: the act of devising something

Similar words: invention

Definition: the act of inventing


Synonyms: appliance, widget, gismo, gizmo, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget

Definition: a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: lash-up, contrivance

Definition: any improvised arrangement for temporary use

Similar words: arrangement

Definition: an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging

Usage: a flower arrangement


Synonyms: contrivance

Definition: the faculty of contriving; inventive skill

Usage: his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem

Similar words: conception, design, invention, excogitation, innovation

Definition: the creation of something in the mind


Synonyms: contrivance

Definition: an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.

Usage: the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable

Similar words: system, arrangement, organisation, organization

Definition: an organized structure for arranging or classifying

Usage: he changed the arrangement of the topics; the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original; he tried to understand their system of classification


Synonyms: stratagem, contrivance, dodge

Definition: an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

Usage: his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track

Similar words: strategy, scheme

Definition: an elaborate and systematic plan of action