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    device - Dictionary definition and meaning for word device

    Definition
    (noun) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    Example Sentence
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
    Definition
    (noun) something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect Definition
    (noun) any clever maneuver
    Synonyms : gimmick , twist
    Example Sentence
    • he would stoop to any device to win a point
    • it was a great sales gimmick
    • a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen
    Definition
    (noun) any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery) Definition
    (noun) an emblematic design (especially in heraldry)
    Example Sentence
    • he was recognized by the device on his shield
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