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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·trap·tion /kənˈtræpʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·trap·tion n. A contrivance; a new-fangled device; -- used scornfully. [Colloq. or Dial.] -- Con*trap*tious a.
    We all remember some of the extraordinary contraptions which have been thus evolved and put upon the market.    --F. M. Ware.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a device that is very useful for a particular job [syn: appliance,
           contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo,