Definition of DEVICE

a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end <used every device and stratagem he knew to prevent his son's marriage>
an article intended for use in work <the salesclerk tried to sell me a new device for grooming cats>
Related Words apparatus, appliance, mechanism; contraption, contrivance, gadget, gizmo (also gismo), jigger; accessory (also accessary), accoutrement (or accouterment), adjunct, appendage, attachment

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