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The use of skill to create or bring about something, especially with a consequent effect of artificiality
“This contrivance has aesthetic consequences or is associated with aesthetic shortcomings.”
A thing which is created skilfully and inventively to serve a particular purpose
“But possession breeds use as every apprentice office equipment salesman knows full well, and the contrivance that was unwanted yesterday becomes indispensable today.”
The ability to form mental images of things that either are not physically present or have never been conceived or created by others
“… in that writer's hands, narrative contrivance can often deteriorate into pointless gimmickry.”
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