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1    a machine or tool used for a specific task; contrivance  
2    Euphemistic   a bomb  
3    a plan or plot, esp. a clever or evil one; scheme; trick  
4    any ornamental pattern or picture, as in embroidery  
5    computer hardware that is designed for a specific function  
6    a written, printed, or painted design or figure, used as a heraldic sign, emblem, trademark, etc.  
7    a particular pattern of words, figures of speech, etc., used in literature to produce an effect on the reader  
8    Archaic   the act or process of planning or devising  
9    leave (someone) to his own devices   to leave (someone) alone to do as he wishes  
     (C13: from Old French devis purpose, contrivance and devise difference, intention, from deviser to divide, control; see devise)  

charge-coupled device  
      n     (Computing)   an electronic device, used in imaging and signal processing, in which information is represented as packets of electric charge that are stored in an array of tiny closely spaced capacitors and can be moved from one capacitor to another in a controlled way,   (Abbrev.)    CCD  
hazard warning device  
      n   an appliance fitted to a motor vehicle that operates the hazard lights  
input device  
      n     (Computing)   a peripheral device that accepts data and feeds it into a computer  
intrauterine device  
      n   a metal or plastic device, in the shape of a loop, coil, or ring, inserted into the uterus to prevent conception,   (Abbrev.)    IUD  
peripheral device   , unit  
      n     (Computing)   any device, such as a disk, printer, modem, or screen, concerned with input/output, storage, etc.,   (Often shortened to)    peripheral  
point-device   Obsolete  
1    very correct or perfect; precise  
2    to perfection; perfectly; precisely  
     (C14: perhaps from old French à point devis to the point arranged)  
residual current device  
      n   a circuit-breaking device installed in electrical equipment to protect the operator from electrocution,   (Abbrev.)    RCD  
storage device  
      n   a piece of computer equipment, such as a magnetic tape, disk, etc., in or on which data and instructions can be stored, usually in binary form  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    apparatus, appliance, contraption, contrivance, gadget, gimmick, gizmo or gismo     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   implement, instrument, invention, tool, utensil, waldo  
2    artifice, design, dodge, expedient, gambit, improvisation, manoeuvre, plan, ploy, project, purpose, ruse, scheme, shift, stratagem, strategy, stunt, trick, wile  
3    badge, colophon, crest, design, emblem, figure, insignia, logo, motif, motto, symbol, token  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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device that holds a book while reading it
inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device
Ex.: Quite a lot of smokers got into the habit of vaping what they regard as a less harmful alternative to smoking and sometimes as a way to help them cut down or even quit.
device combining the features of a smartphone and a tablet, with a size in the middle
[Bus.];[Comp.] like Samsung Galaxy Note
blend of 'phone' and 'tablet', a phablet is an oversized mobile device having a screen which is intermediate between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer
Ex: Your phablet is a little bulky for my taste but I must admit it offers a better visual experience for Web pages than my smartphone.
the electronic contents generated by an electronic device or system in form of an electronic form or as a printed output (excluding the computer system files) are called e-documents
[Tech.];[Leg.] electronic contents
a criminal action of commission or omission with intent to harm targeting humans or machines using any telecommunication device via internet
[Leg.];[Tech.] cybercrime means hacking, bullying, identity theft
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device.
[Tech.] eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device as cell phone
eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically for good and services via cyber digital device.
[Tech.] eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device as cell phone
computation device whose processing power is derived from the application of quantum physics phenomena
network-based services that makes information available from multiple electronic devices by linking it to an account
Cyber interception means the acquisition of the any digital contents through the use of any electronic, mechanical, or other digital devices.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Cyber interception means the acquisition of the any digital contents
a person who accesses the Internet from multiple devices (computer, tablet, mobile phone...)
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