Results for contrivance

Definitions of contrivance:

part of speech: noun

Act of contriving: the thing contrived: invention: artifice.

part of speech: noun

The act of planning or devising; the thing planned or devised; a scheme.

part of speech: noun

A device; apparatus; scheme.

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Belonging equally to more than one; as common to the human race; public; usual; frequent; inferior; of low birth or origin; in grammar, applied to both masculine and feminine gender, or to any individual of a class; as, a common noun. ...

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