Noun: device di'vIs
- An instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
- Something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
- Any clever manoeuvre
"he would stoop to any device to win a point";
- gimmick, twist
- Any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
- (heraldry) an emblematic design (especially in heraldry)
"he was recognized by the device on his shield"
Derived forms: devices
Type of: design, emblem, expressive style, figure, instrumentality, instrumentation, maneuver [US], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], pattern, style, tactical maneuver [US], tactical manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn]
Encyclopedia: Device, Voice, Drum