Definition of DEVICE

noun : DEVICE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water" ;

  • 2. (

    ) something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect ;

  • 3. (

    ) any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen" ;

  • 4. (

    ) any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery) ;

  • 5. (

    ) an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield" ;


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