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You're going to have to surrender a little bit to the contrivance of how Freddy and Jason get together.
Robert Englund

Meaning of "contrivance" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTRIVANCE

contrivance  [kənˈtraɪvəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTRIVANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Contrivance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONTRIVANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of contrivance in the English dictionary

The first definition of contrivance in the dictionary is something contrived, esp an ingenious device; contraption. Other definition of contrivance is the act or faculty of devising or adapting; inventive skill or ability. Contrivance is also an artificial rather than natural selection or arrangement of details, parts, etc.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTRIVANCE


approvance
əˈpruːvəns
arrivance
əˈraɪvəns
captivance
ˈkæptɪvəns
connivance
kəˈnaɪvəns
connivence
kəˈnaɪvəns
crivens
ˈkrɪvəns
grievance
ˈɡriːvəns
inobservance
ˌɪnəbˈzɜːvəns
irrelevance
ɪˈrelɪvəns
misobservance
ˌmɪsəbˈzɜːvəns
nonobservance
ˌnɒnəbˈzɜːvəns
observance
əbˈzɜːvəns
relevance
ˈrɛləvəns
survivance
səˈvaɪvəns
unobservance
ˌʌnəbˈzɜːvəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTRIVANCE

contribution
contributive
contributively
contributiveness
contributor
contributories
contributory
contributory negligence
contrist
contristation
contrite
contritely
contriteness
contrition
contriturate
contrivable
contrive
contrived
contrivement
contriver

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTRIVANCE

advance
angle of advance
assistance
balance
calavance
cash advance
chance
compliance
dance
disadvance
distance
enhance
finance
France
imbalance
importance
in advance
paper advance
readvance
Sunday observance

Synonyms and antonyms of contrivance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONTRIVANCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «contrivance» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of contrivance

Translation of «contrivance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTRIVANCE

Find out the translation of contrivance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of contrivance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «contrivance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

诡计
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

artificio
570 millions of speakers

English

contrivance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

युक्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اختراع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приспособление
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

artifício
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মতলব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

stratagème
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perancangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Einrichtung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

仕掛け
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고안
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Contrivance
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mưu kế
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சூழ்ச்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

द्वैध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

entrika
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

espediente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pomysłowość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пристосування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

născocire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τέχνασμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

versinsel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

manipulationer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

påfunn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of contrivance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRIVANCE»

The term «contrivance» is regularly used and occupies the 98.129 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRIVANCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about contrivance

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7 QUOTES WITH «CONTRIVANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word contrivance.
1
Charles Babbage
At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged.
2
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.
3
Henri Cartier-Bresson
We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.
4
Robert Collier
Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
5
Robert Englund
You're going to have to surrender a little bit to the contrivance of how Freddy and Jason get together.
6
Jill Lepore
Stages of life are artifacts. Adolescence is a useful contrivance, midlife is a moving target, senior citizens are an interest group, and tweenhood is just plain made up.
7
Gerrit Smith
Our political and constitutional rights, so called, are but the natural and inherent rights of man, asserted, carried out, and secured by modes of human contrivance.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTRIVANCE»

Discover the use of contrivance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to contrivance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Conspiracy Against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror
Those who cannot bear the truth will pretend this is another work of fiction, but in doing so they perpetuate the conspiracy of the book's title.
Thomas Ligotti, 2011
2
Research Designs for Political Science: Contrivance and ...
Research design in political science has become too technical, mechanical, and uninvolved, argues David A. Bositis as he explains the need for an alternative design regimen that provides the means for real engagement in empirical research.
David A. Bositis, 1990
3
The Works of the Celebrated Mrs. Centlivre ...: Love's ...
LOVE's. CONTRIVANCE: OR, ... ACT. I. SCENE. I. Enter Selswill and Lucinda. never thought of Marriage till you yourself persuaded me. A 5 You ACT III. SCENE I. SCENE, Selfwill's Housh. LOVE's CONTRIVANCE: ...
Susanna Centlivre, 1872
4
United Star Systems Marines: Project Contrivance
It is the 22nd Century and mankind has achieved wormhole space travel; colonizing several nearby planets in the Milky Way galaxy.
Hunter Opilla, 2011
5
The Moscow Contrivance: A Tale of Trickery from the New Cold War
The CIA and the KGB in a life or death struggle to obtain the Holy Grails of intelligence? Is this fiction, fact or prophecy?
Bob Porter, 2000
6
Daily monitor, or, Reflections for each day in the year: ...
The first is, "that, in a vast plurality of instances in which contrivance ism perceived, the design of the contrivance is beneficial." — The second, "that the Deity has superadded pleasure to animal sensations, beyond what was necessary for any ...
Charles Brooks, 1828
7
Moral and Political Philosophy
The same argument may be proposed in different terms, thus : Contrivance proves design ; and the predominant tendency of the contrivance indicates the disposition of the designer. The world abounds with contrivances ; and all the ...
William Paley, 1824
8
The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature
The universe exhibits in innumerable instances an adaptation of means to ends, or what, for the sake of brevity, I shall sometimes call contrivance, not meaning thereby to assume the matter in dispute. And this adaptation of means to ends ...
9
The Monthly repository (and review).
The universe exhibits in innumerable instances an adaptation of means to ends, or what, for the sake of brevity, I shall sometimes call contrivance, not weaning thereby to assume the matter in dispute. And this adaptation of means to ends ...
10
The Beauties of Paley, Consisting of Selections from His ...
Now inert matter is out of the question ; and organized substances include marks of contrivance. But whatever includes marks of contrivance, whatever, in its constitution, testifies design, necessarily carries us to something beyond itself, ...
William Paley, 1835

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTRIVANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term contrivance is used in the context of the following news items.
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Terminator Genisys, Jurassic World and the (sometimes) crippling …
Instead, they toss in a contrivance to bring the action to the present day, and you can basically cue the generic action movie tropes. The whole ... «Blastr, Jul 15»
2
'Game of Thrones,' Shondaland: Why Are So Many Main Characters …
"True Detective" star Colin Ferrell in a still from Season 2. It looked like his character was killed off in a recent episode, but a plot contrivance ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
3
Caryl Churchill's A Number review by PATRICK MARMION
Churchill seems more interested in contrivance than illumination. Despite the fact that it's stubbornly resistant to either pleasure or interpretation ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Obamacare's Tangled Web
Three times Scalia seems to do a riff on “Frailty, thy name is woman” from Hamlet, such as when he writes “Contrivance, thy name is an opinion ... «Tenth Amendment Center, Jul 15»
5
How To Avoid FDA Regulation Of Your Mobile Medical App
To paraphrase, the agency states that a medical device is an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, or other similar or ... «Med Device Online, Jul 15»
6
True Detective 2 frustrates viewers with 'cheap trick'
Mumford adds that the plot contrivance is forgivable in "an episode as convincing as Maybe Tomorrow" and says that this is the instalment in ... «The Week UK, Jul 15»
7
John Hughes – Don't listen to requests for silent sidelines
It's a ridiculous adult contrivance that seeks to infantilise kids, coaches and parents alike. Coaching at under 8 and under 10 level you do see ... «Gaelic Life, Jul 15»
8
Review: 'Seven Year Switch' Re-Pairs Couples for Marriage Repair
This contrivance is a clear inducement to infidelity, especially for Neal and Leah, who've been unfaithful to each other already. Most of the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
9
Nina Ricci Resort 2016
This is the knack that resides in the contrivance of the uncontrived, in purely accidental sexiness, in an extreme degree of choosiness whose ... «Vogue.com, Jul 15»
10
See Ya Later, Terminator: How 'Genisys' Destroyed More Than the …
... has now become a warn and hackneyed contrivance. Even the attempt to bring back the original Schwarzenegger Terminator is treated as a ... «PopMatters, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Contrivance [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/contrivance>. Dec 2019 ».
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