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Sinônimos de contrivance

(substantivo) 
Definition
the act or power of contriving
They wear simple clothes and shun modern contrivances.
Sinônimos
device
This device can measure minute quantities of matter.
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machine
I put a coin in the machine and pulled the lever.
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equipment
Exports of military equipment are banned.
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gear
fishing gear
,
instrument
a thin tube-like optical instrument
,
implement
writing implements
,
mechanism
The heat-producing mechanism will switch itself on automatically.
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invention
It's been tricky marketing his new invention.
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appliance
We need to replace the washing machine and some other household appliances.
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apparatus
He was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.
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gadget
a handy gadget for slicing vegetables
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contraption (informal)
an interesting musical contraption called a Theremin
(substantivo) 
Definition
an elaborate or deceitful plan
It is nothing more than a contrivance to raise prices.
Sinônimos
stratagem
a competitive stratagem to secure customer loyalty
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plan
She met her creditors to propose a plan for making repayments.
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design
They drew up the design in a week.
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scheme
a quick money-making scheme
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trick
That was a really mean trick.
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plot
a plot to overthrow the government
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dodge
It was probably just a dodge to stop you going away.
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expedient
I reduced my spending by the simple expedient of destroying my credit cards.
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ruse
This was a ruse to divide them.
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artifice
the artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks
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machination
the political machinations that brought him to power
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intrigue
the plots and intrigues in the novel

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of apparatus
Definition
a collection of equipment used for a particular purpose
He was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.
Sinônimos
materials,
tools,
implements,
utensils,
contraption (informal)
in the sense of appliance
Definition
a machine or device that has a specific function
We need to replace the washing machine and some other household appliances.
in the sense of artifice
Definition
a clever trick
the artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks

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Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
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