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device

 
Noun device has 5 senses
  1. device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
    --1 is a kind of
    instrumentality, instrumentation
    --1 has particulars:
     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, 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; ventilator; washboard; water cooler
  2. device - something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
    --2 is a kind of
    expressive style, style
    --2 has particulars: rhetorical device
  3. device, gimmick, twist - any clever (deceptive) maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"
    --3 is a kind of maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
    --3 has particulars: trick, fast one
  4. device - any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
    --4 is a kind of
    design, pattern, figure
    --4 has particulars: seal, stamp
  5. device - an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield"
    --5 is a kind of
    emblem
    --5 has particulars: union
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