Associations to the word «Device»


DEVICE, noun. Any piece of equipment made for a particular purpose, especially a mechanical or electrical one.
DEVICE, noun. (Computer hardware) A peripheral device.
DEVICE, noun. A project or scheme, often designed to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.
DEVICE, noun. (Ireland) An improvised explosive device, home-made bomb
DEVICE, noun. (rhetoric) A technique that an author or speaker uses to evoke an emotional response in the audience; a rhetorical device.
DEVICE, noun. ​(heraldry) A motto, emblem, or other mark used to distinguish the bearer from others. A device differs from a badge or cognizance primarily because as it is a personal distinction, and not a badge borne by members of the same house successively.
DEVICE, noun. (archaic) Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
DEVICE, noun. (legal) An image used in whole or in part as a trademark or service mark.
DEVICE, noun. (printing) An image or logo denoting official or proprietary authority or provenience.
DEVICE, noun. (obsolete) A spectacle or show.
DEVICE, noun. (obsolete) Opinion; decision.
DEVICE DRIVER, noun. (computing) software, supplied with the operating system or by a hardware manufacturer, that communicates between the operating system of a personal computer and a specific hardware device
DEVICE DRIVERS, noun. Plural of device driver

Dictionary definition

DEVICE, noun. An instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water".
DEVICE, noun. Something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect.
DEVICE, noun. 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".
DEVICE, noun. Any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery).
DEVICE, noun. An emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield".

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