(=means) moyen m , expédient m
→ She used every device to steal John's money.
a device to do sth un moyen de faire qch
→ It's a device to pressurise him into resigning.
(=piece of equipment) dispositif m , appareil m
a device for doing sth un appareil qui permet de faire qch
→ A computer is a device for processing information.
a device to do sth un dispositif destiné à faire qch
→ a device to detect minute quantities of carbon
to leave sb to their own devices
(=leave alone) laisser qn se débrouiller → Left to his own devices, he's very resourceful.
n engin m explosif
→ an explosive device concealed inside a suitcase
n tête f chercheuse
n dispositif m incendiaire
n (COMPUTING) périphérique m d'entrée
→ The officers use stylus pen-based input devices to write their reports onto touch-sensitive screens.
n stérilet m , dispositif m intra-utérin
n (on bomb)
mécanisme m de retardement
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