Related formsnon·con·triv·ance, nounpre·con·triv·ance, noun
Examples from the Web for contrivance
The endless succession of quotation marks is its own contrivance, a scrim between Shields and the world.
Contrivance and expedient presented themselves,—all inadequate to the emergency.Alone|Marion Harland
This instrument was improved and it gave rise to the contrivance of many delicate surgical instruments for operating on the eye.Inventions in the Century|William Henry Doolittle
The contrivance is a very simple one, though it was no doubt the result of anxious and patient thought.Knowledge is Power:|Charles Knight