Definition of contraption in English:

contraption

Syllabification: con·trap·tion
Pronunciation: /kənˈtrapSHən
 
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noun

Origin

early 19th century: perhaps from contrive (on the pattern of pairs such as conceive, conception), by association with trap1.

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