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1 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end
  • used every device and stratagem he knew to prevent his son's marriage

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2 an article intended for use in work
  • the salesclerk tried to sell me a new device for grooming cats

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The first known use of device was in the 14th century

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“Device.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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