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device

de·vice

device

 
pronunciation:
dih vaIs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something designed or made for a specific purpose, esp. an invention or machine used to perform simple tasks mechanically or electrically.
A telephone is a type of communication device.Because of her back pain, she uses a device that allows her to pick up objects from the floor without bending.
synonyms:
contrivance, gadget, implement, instrument
similar words:
apparatus, appliance, contraption, machine, mechanism, tool
definition 2: a trick or scheme, often for a dishonest, evil, or mischievous purpose.
Pretending to be acquainted with the host was just a device to gain them entrance to the party.
synonyms:
contrivance, scheme, stratagem, trick
similar words:
artifice, machination, maneuver, ruse, subterfuge, wile
definition 3: a design used as an emblem, as in heraldry, printing, trademarks, and or the like.
similar words:
emblem, figure, hallmark, insignia, symbol, trademark
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