contriving

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

contriving

  1. present participle of contrive

Noun[edit]

contriving (plural contrivings)

  1. The act of one who contrives.
    • 2007, Steve Talbott, Devices of the Soul, page 192:
      Do we really want all those strivings and contrivings—all those thoughts and assumptions someone has cleverly etched into the hardware and software we are using—to remain invisible?