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Definition of Device


  1. That which is devised, or formed by design; a contrivance; an invention; a project; a scheme; often, a scheme to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.
  2. Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
  3. An emblematic design, generally consisting of one or more figures with a motto, used apart from heraldic bearings to denote the historical situation, the ambition, or the desire of the person adopting it. See Cognizance.
  4. Improperly, an heraldic bearing.
  5. Anything fancifully conceived.
  6. A spectacle or show.
  7. Opinion; decision.
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Device Translations

device in Afrikaans is toestel
device in Danish is apparat
device in Dutch is hulpmiddelen, inrichting, apparaat
device in Finnish is koje
device in German is Laufwerk, Einheit
device in Italian is meccanismo, apparecchio, elemento
device in Latin is fabrica
device in Norwegian is innretning
device in Portuguese is aparelho, dispositivo
device in Spanish is utensilo, aparato