A device or control that is very useful for a particular job.
Dutch: apparaat, apparaatje, gadget, toestel, vernuft
The faculty of contriving; inventive skill.
An elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade:
— His testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track.
An artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc..
Any improvised arrangement for temporary use.
The act of devising something.
Moby thesaurus: Charlie McCarthy, action, ad hoc measure, agent, anagnorisis, ancilla, angle, answer, apparatus, appliance, approach, architectonics, architecture, argument, arrangement, art, artful dodge, artifice, atmosphere, attack ... show more.
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