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devices, plural;
  1. A thing made or adapted for a particular purpose, esp. a piece of mechanical or electronic equipment
    • - a measuring device
  2. A bomb or other explosive weapon
    • - an incendiary device
  3. The design or look of something
    • - works of strange device
  4. A plan, scheme, or trick with a particular aim
    • - writing a public letter is a traditional device for signaling dissent
  5. A turn of phrase intended to produce a particular effect in speech or a literary work
    • - a rhetorical device
  6. A drawing or design
    • - the decorative device on the invitations
  7. An emblematic or heraldic design
    • - their shields bear the device of the Blazing Sun

  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. any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
  4. any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
  5. an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield"
  6. (devices) an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'; "eventually the family left the house to the devices of this malevolent force"; "the children were left to their own devices"
  7. Device was a short-lived pop-rock trio formed by keyboardist, bassist and vocalist Holly Knight, vocalist Paul Engemann and guitarist Gene Black.
  8. The A Device is a decoration of the United States military which is presented as an attachment to the American Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Overseas Service Ribbon. The A Device is a bronze colored letter "A", pinned to the center of both awards.
  9. Any piece of equipment made for a particular purpose, especially a mechanical or electrical one; A project or scheme, often designed to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice; A technique that an author or speaker uses to evoke an emotional response in the audience; a rhetorical device; A motto, ...
  10. (DEVICES (ASTHMA)) Mechanisms used to help deliver asthma medication (e.g., metered dose inhalers, aerochambers).
  11. (DEVICES) are the raised up images on a coin. Many times they are portraits, eagles, famous buildings, and so forth.
  12. (DEVICES) the raised elements on a coin. Also see FIELDS
  13. (Devices) A device is a piece of equipment in your home theater system, such as a TV or DVD player. Within the RedEye application you should add a device for each piece of equipment you want to control.
  14. (Devices) Accelerometer; infrared signal
  15. (Devices) Create new applications that are physically impossible in "real" hardware, such as 3D objects interactively changing their shape and appearance based on the current task or need.
  16. (Devices) Each user can have many devices. A device represents the end-point to which voice traffic should be sent. For example, a device might be a:
  17. (Devices) If needed, any VE can be granted access to real devices like network interfaces, serial ports, disk partitions, etc.
  18. (Devices) The focal figure(s) of a coin, such as Miss Liberty's head and the eagle which appear on the Morgan silver dollar.
  19. (Devices) The number of improvised explosive devices (bombs created for unauthorized use) found at incidents attended by Explosives Disposal Units (EDUs). ...
  20. (Devices) any type of device, whether fixed or portable, capable of receiving or gaining access to the Market Data;
  21. (devices) The closed, unexposed areas of the design
  22. Devices that are attached to the computer. These devices include ARPA, GPS, GYRO, AIS Receiver, Anemometer, AutoPilot and Depth Sounder.
  23. These are hardwired or wireless pieces of equipment that when activated send a signal to the alarm panel which in turn sends a signal to the central station. Example - motion detector, water bug, door sensor, window switch.
  24. A whiz-bang hardware gizmo (like a disk or tape drive or a modem or a joystick or a mouse) attached to your computer, that the operating system tries to make look like a file (or a bunch of files). Under Unix, these fake files tend to live in the /dev directory.
  25. An emblem, intended to represent a family, person, action or quality, with a suitable motto. It generally consists in a metaphorical similitude between the thing representing and the person or thing represented.