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Meaning & Definition of Device in English

English

Device

/dɪvaɪs/

noun

1. An instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

  • "The device is small enough to wear on your wrist"
  • "A device intended to conserve water"
    synonym:
  • device

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

    synonym:
  • device

3. Any clever maneuver

  • "He would stoop to any device to win a point"
  • "It was a great sales gimmick"
  • "A cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
    synonym:
  • device
  • ,
  • gimmick
  • ,
  • twist

4. Any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)

    synonym:
  • device

5. An emblematic design (especially in heraldry)

  • "He was recognized by the device on his shield"
    synonym:
  • device

Examples of using

My GPS device was stolen.
Stop use and unplug the AC power cord from the electrical outlet immediately if the device functions in an abnormal manner or produces unusual sounds or smells.
Any electrical device, if used improperly, has the potential for causing fire, electrical shock or personal injury.