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contrivance

US [kənˈtraɪv(ə)ns]
UK [kən'traɪv(ə)ns]
  • n.非自然之物;人工产物;矫揉造作;精巧(或复杂)的装置
  • Web发明;发明的才能;设计
Plural Form:contrivances  
contrivance
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n.
1.
[c][u]
非自然之物;人工产物;矫揉造作something that sb has done or written that does not seem natural; the fact of seeming artificial
The film is spoilt by unrealistic contrivances of plot.
这部电影被不实际的牵强情节给毁了。
The story is told with a complete absence of contrivance.
这故事讲得毫不矫揉造作。
2.
[c]
精巧(或复杂)的装置;专用工具a clever or complicated device or tool made for a particular purpose
3.
[c][u]
计谋;圈套;采用计谋(或圈套)a clever plan or trick; the act of using a clever plan or trick
an ingenious contrivance to get her to sign the document without reading it
使她未经过目就签署文件的妙计

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