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?