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noun 
  1. a (mechanical) device to perform a certain task
  2. a means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 266b.
    • : And along with each of these go their images, not the things themselves, " they too have come about by godlike .
      1. something overly artful or artificial
Translations: 
  • German: Vorrichtung (1)
Etymology: See etymology of "to contrive".


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