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device

noun

1 device

An instrumentality invented for a particular purpose.

Roget 702: cunning, craft; cunningness, craftiness etc. adj.; subtlety, artificiality; maneuvering etc. v.; temporization; circumvention.    chicane, ... show more

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 626: plan, scheme, design, project; proposal, proposition, suggestion; resolution, motion; precaution etc. (provision) 673; deep-laid plan ... show more

Dutch: apparaat, toestel
Polish: narzędzie



2 device

Something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect.

3 device

Any clever maneuver:
— He would stoop to any device to win a point.

synonyms: gimmick, twist.

Dutch: foef, foefje, handigheid, kneep, kunst-en-vliegwerk, kunstgreep, kunstje, list, maniertje, slimmigheid ... show more

4 device

Any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery).

5 device

An emblematic design (especially in heraldry).


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