Student Thesaurus

One entry found for contrivance.
Entry Word: contrivance
Function: noun
Text: 1 an interesting and often novel device with a practical use <a new contrivance for cleaning computer keyboards> -- see GADGET
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> -- see INVENTION 1