device

  • 21device — deviceful, adj. devicefully, adv. devicefulness, n. /di vuys /, n. 1. a thing made for a particular purpose; an invention or contrivance, esp. a mechanical or electrical one. 2. a plan or scheme for effecting a purpose. 3. a crafty scheme; trick …

    Universalium

  • 22device — n. 1) a detonating; intrauterine; flotation; labor saving; listening; mnemonic device 2) a device for 3) (misc.) left to one s own devices ( on one s own ) * * * [dɪ vaɪs] flotation intrauterine labor saving listening mnemonic device a detonating …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 23device — Synonyms and related words: AM receiver, AM tuner, AM FM receiver, AM FM tuner, CB, Charlie McCarthy, Fathometer, Flexowriter typewriter, Geiger counter, John Hancock, RDF, X, X ray microscope, ability, achievement, action, ad hoc measure, agency …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 24device — [13] A device is something which has been devised – which, etymologically speaking, amounts to ‘something which has been divided’. For ultimately devise and divide come from the same source. The noun device comes in the first instance from Old… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 25device — noun 1) a device for measuring pressure Syn: implement, gadget, utensil, tool, appliance, apparatus, instrument, machine, mechanism, contrivance, contraption; informal gizmo, widget, doohickey 2) an ingenious legal device …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 26device — [13] A device is something which has been devised – which, etymologically speaking, amounts to ‘something which has been divided’. For ultimately devise and divide come from the same source. The noun device comes in the first instance from Old… …

    Word origins

  • 27device —    any object which is the subject of a taboo    Literally, a mechanical contrivance. It is used specifically of armaments where, for a while, nuclear device was thought to sound more acceptable than atom bomb, and of contraception:     The… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 28device — noun 1) a device for measuring pressure Syn: implement, gadget, utensil, tool, appliance, apparatus, instrument, machine, mechanism, contrivance, contraption; informal gizmo 2) an ingenious legal device Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 29device*/*/ — [dɪˈvaɪs] noun [C] 1) a machine or piece of equipment that does a particular job a listening device[/ex] a device for measuring humidity in the air[/ex] 2) a bomb • leave sb to their own devices to leave someone alone to do whatever they… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 30device — /dəˈvaɪs / (say duh vuys) noun 1. an invention or contrivance. 2. a plan or scheme for effecting a purpose. 3. a crafty scheme; a trick. 4. an artistic figure or design used as a heraldic bearing (often accompanied by a motto), or as an emblem,… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 31device — An invention or contrivance; any result of design, as in the phrase gambling device, which means a machine or contrivance of any kind for the playing of an unlawful game of chance or hazard. A plan or project; a scheme to trick or deceive; a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 32device — An invention or contrivance; any result of design, as in the phrase gambling device, which means a machine or contrivance of any kind for the playing of an unlawful game of chance or hazard. A plan or project; a scheme to trick or deceive; a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 33device — Something ingeniously conceived and skil fully made, especially something whereby to work a trick or perpetrate a fraud. Armour Parking Co. v United States, 209 US 56, 71, 52 L Ed 681, 690, 28 S Ct 428. A distinguishing mark, as upon an election… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 34device — noun Etymology: Middle English devis, devise, from Anglo French, division, plan, from deviser to divide, regulate, tell more at devise Date: 14th century 1. something devised or contrived: as a. (1) plan, procedure, technique …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 35device — noun a) Any piece of equipment made for a particular purpose, especially a mechanical or electrical one. There are a number of household devices in a kitchen such as a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, or an electric can opener. b) A project or… …

    Wiktionary

  • 36device — damping device …

    Mechanics glossary

  • 37device — noun 1》 a thing made or adapted for a particular purpose, especially a piece of equipment mechanical or electronic. 2》 a plan, scheme, or trick.     ↘a turn of phrase intended to produce a particular effect. 3》 a drawing or design.     ↘an… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 38device — de•vice [[t]dɪˈvaɪs[/t]] n. 1) a thing made for a particular purpose, esp. a mechanical, electric, or electronic invention or contrivance 2) a plan, scheme, or procedure for effecting a purpose 3) a crafty scheme; trick 4) lit. a word pattern,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 39device —    A general term used to describe any computer peripheral or hardware element that can send or receive data.    Some examples are modems, printers, serial ports, disk drives, routers, bridges, and concentrators. Some devices require special… …

    Dictionary of networking

  • 40device — įrenginys statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. arrangement; device; equipment; installation; unit vok. Anlage, f; Einheit, f; Einrichtung, f; Gerät, n; Vorrichtung, f; Werk, n rus. приспособление, n; установка, f; устройство, n pranc.… …

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