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The use of skill to create or bring about something, especially with a consequent effect of artificiality
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“This contrivance has aesthetic consequences or is associated with aesthetic shortcomings.”
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A thing which is created skilfully and inventively to serve a particular purpose
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“But possession breeds use as every apprentice office equipment salesman knows full well, and the contrivance that was unwanted yesterday becomes indispensable today.”
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The faculty or activity of imagining change or innovative things or ideas
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Something created or imagined in the mind
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A temporary or makeshift solution to a problem
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The process of moving an idea from concept to reality
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The ability to cope with difficult situations, or unusual problems
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Selfish scheming
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A superficial or transient feeling of liking or attraction
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Unconvincing character who resolves plot
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The achievement of an aim or goal
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A substance produced during a natural, chemical, or manufacturing process
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Something that occupies one's mind
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