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  Definition of Device
  1. any clever (deceptive) maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"
  2. an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
  3. an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield"
  4. any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
  5. something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
Similar Words: gimmick, twist

 

Hyponyms: trick, fast one, acoustic device, adapter, adaptor, afterburner, agglomerator, airfoil, aerofoil, control surface, surface, alarm, warning device, alarm system, appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget, applicator, applier, aspergill, autopilot, automatic pilot, robot pilot, bait, decoy, lure, billiard marker, blower, bootjack, breathalyzer, breathalyser, breathing device, breathing apparatus, breathing machine, ventilator, bubbler, buffer, fender, catapult, launcher, charger, battery charger, comb, comforter, pacifier, baby's dummy, teething ring, conductor, contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device, converter, convertor, corer, corrective, restorative, crusher, cryptograph, cutoff, dampener, moistener, damper, muffler, data input device, input device, deflector, dental appliance, depressor, detector, sensor, sensing element, diestock, drive, drop forge, drop hammer, drop press, elastic device, electrical device, electronic device, energizer, energiser, exercise device, explosive device, fan, filter, fire extinguisher, extinguisher, asphyxiator, flare, gas fixture, groover, guard, safety, safety device, heater, warmer, heat exchanger, holding device, hydrofoil, foil, imprint, indicator, instrument, interrupter, key, keyboard, Kinetoscope, knocker, doorknocker, rapper, lift, lifting device, lighter, light, igniter, ignitor, machine, magnet, mechanism, memory device, storage device, musical instrument, nest egg, noisemaker, optical device, override, paper feed, peeler, pick, plectrum, plectron, power takeoff, PTO, prod, goad, prompter, autocue, pull, reflector, remote control, remote, reset, restraint, constraint, router, runner, scratcher, shoehorn, shoetree, shooting stick, shredder, signaling device, snowshoe, sounder, source of illumination, stabilizer, stabiliser, stemmer, stencil, straightener, strengthener, reinforcement, stylus, support, sweatbox, synchroflash, take-up, teaser, throwing stick, throwing board, spear thrower, dart thrower, tilter, tongs, pair of tongs, trap, trigger, valve, washboard, water cooler, union, seal, stamp, rhetorical device

 

 
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