Definition of device
- irony and other literary devices
- a plot device
- smartphones and other electronic devices
- a hidden recording device
The store sells TVs, VCRs, and other electronic devices.
agreeing to dismantle all nuclear devices
a useful mnemonic device for remembering the names of the planets
The company's method of tracking expenses is just a device to make it seem more profitable.
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affection, affinity, aptitude, bent, bias, bone, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn;
: an object, machine, or piece of equipment that has been made for some special purpose
: a weapon that explodes
: something that is done in order to achieve a particular effect
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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