Contrivable
Contrivable Con*triv"a*ble, a. Capable of being contrived, planned, invented, or devised. [1913 Webster]

A perpetual motion may seem easily contrivable. --Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster]


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  • contrivable — contrive ► VERB 1) devise or plan using skill and artifice. 2) manage to do something foolish. DERIVATIVES contrivable adjective contriver noun. ORIGIN Old French controver imagine, invent , from Latin contropare compare …   English terms dictionary

  • contrivable — con·triv·able …   English syllables

  • contrivable — kən.ˈtrīvəbəl adjective : capable of being contrived …   Useful english dictionary

  • contrive — contrivable, adj. contriver, n. /keuhn truyv /, v., contrived, contriving. v.t. 1. to plan with ingenuity; devise; invent: The author contrived a clever plot. 2. to bring about or effect by a plan, scheme, or the like; manage: He contrived to… …   Universalium

  • manageable — manageability, manageableness, n. manageably, adv. /man i jeuh beuhl/, adj. that can be managed; governable; tractable; contrivable. [1590 1600; MANAGE + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • contrive — [kən trʌɪv] verb 1》 devise or plan using skill and artifice. 2》 manage to do something foolish. Derivatives contrivable adjective contriver noun Origin ME: from OFr. contreuve , stressed stem of controver imagine, invent , from med. L. contropare …   English new terms dictionary

  • contrive — [c]/kənˈtraɪv / (say kuhn truyv) verb (contrived, contriving) –verb (t) 1. to plan with ingenuity; devise; invent. 2. to plot (evil, etc.). 3. to bring about or effect by a device, stratagem, plan, or scheme; manage (to do something). –verb (i) 4 …   Australian English dictionary

  • manageable — /ˈmænədʒəbəl/ (say manuhjuhbuhl) adjective that may be managed; contrivable; tractable. –manageability /ˌmænədʒəˈbɪləti/ (say .manuhjuh biluhtee), manageableness, noun –manageably, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • contrive — ► VERB 1) devise or plan using skill and artifice. 2) manage to do something foolish. DERIVATIVES contrivable adjective contriver noun. ORIGIN Old French controver imagine, invent , from Latin contropare compare …   English terms dictionary

  • contriver — contrive ► VERB 1) devise or plan using skill and artifice. 2) manage to do something foolish. DERIVATIVES contrivable adjective contriver noun. ORIGIN Old French controver imagine, invent , from Latin contropare compare …   English terms dictionary

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