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noun [C or U] uk   /kənˈtraɪ.vəns/ formal us  
the act of contriving something: disapproving Because of the timing, I'm sure the salary freeze is a deliberate contrivance, not a coincidence. I think the meeting happened more by contrivance than chance.
Translations of “contrivance”
in Chinese (Traditional) 計謀, 詭計, 設計,發明…
in Chinese (Simplified) 计谋, 诡计, 设计,发明…
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