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gadget

gadg·et

gadget

 
 
pronunciation:
gae jiht
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small mechanical or electronic device, esp. an unusual or ingenious one.
Here's a great new gadget for peeling potatoes.He has a fascination for electronic gadgets.
 
synonyms:
contraption, contrivance, widget
similar words:
appliance, device, dingus, doodad, doohickey, gizmo, hickey, invention, thingamabob, thingamajig
derivation: gadgety (adj.)
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