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Definition 1: a device or control that is very useful for a particular job - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for contraption in the sense of this definition

(contraption is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of contraption ) appliances collectively

"laborsaving gadgetry"

(... is a kind of contraption ) an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips

(... is a kind of contraption ) a contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)

(... is a kind of contraption ) modern convenience; the appliances and conveniences characteristic of a modern house

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