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device

de·vice

device

 
 
pronunciation:
dih vaIs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an invention or machine used to perform simple tasks or something else made for a specific purpose.
She gave me a small device that can quickly remove the core from an apple.The computer is a device that has changed the way people work.
synonyms:
gadget, implement, instrument
similar words:
apparatus, appliance, machine, mechanism, tool
definition 2: a trick or scheme.
She used the device of fainting to get his attention.
synonyms:
scheme, trick
similar words:
maneuver
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