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