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Noun: device  di'vIs
  1. An instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
  2. Something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
  3. A trick or device used to achieve some end, esp. sales or publicity
    "he would stoop to any device to win a point";
    - gimmick
  4. Any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
  5. (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], means, pattern, style, tactical maneuver [US], tactical manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Device