Synonyms for Contrivance:
n.expedient, big beast, automation, array, clunker, Accouterments, automaton, black box. gear, aside, harness, backstory, denouement, discovery, creation, brainchild, content, tackle, mechanism, comic relief, the credits, ad lib, material, act, action. dirty tricks, jigger, hoax, thing, concern, prank. make. •contrivance (noun)
gizmo, devisal, contraption, widget, dodge, stratagem, lash-up, gadget, convenience, gismo, appliance.
•course of action (noun)
contraption, creation, discovery, utensil, tackle, instrument, engine, gimcrack, implement, tool, harness, machine, device, convenience, gear, equipment, appliance, apparatus, material, mechanism, widget.
facility, utility, gimmick, convenience, tool, engine, doodad, contraption, implement, apparatus, gadget, widget, device, equipment, utensil, gimcrack, gizmo, appliance, machine, instrument.
expectation, arrangement, idea, premeditation, coordination, design, conception, blueprint, chart, plan, invention, proposition, scheme, plot, intention, aim, anticipation.
•plan, fabrication (noun)
invention, expedient, brainchild, scheme, machination, plot, dodge, design, stratagem, gimmick, ruse, artifice, trick.
ruse, stratagem, feint, deception, trick of the trade, ploy, game, wrinkle, subterfuge, artifice, pitfall, Trojan Horse, maneuver, trick, tactics, trickery, machination, dodge, trap.
Accouterments, clunker, brainchild, black box, automation, comic relief, backstory, big beast, automaton, mechanism. ad lib, jigger, discovery, aside, array. action. content. act. thing. •Other relevant words:
Accouterments, apparatus, gismo, act, clunker, hoax, jigger, harness, creation, material, content, tackle, devisal, denouement, automaton, lash-up, brainchild, mechanism, concern, action, discovery, expedient, aside, gear, thing.
Usage examples for contrivance
The Bureau of Ordnance, assisted by Mr. Browne, spent the summer and autumn experimenting with this contrivance and perfecting it; the English mining officers who had been sent to America to co- operate with our navy expressed great enthusiasm over it; and some time about the beginning of August, 1917, the Bureau of Ordnance came to the conclusion that it was a demonstrated success. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick