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An object, tool, equipment or machine, typically made or adapted for a particular purpose
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“The other piece of equipment is a device called a hydrometer, which measures alcoholic strength.”
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A strategy or course of action that is resorted to
“On this occasion, there was undoubtedly physical fear of a very acute kind, and the vow appears as a desperate device to save his life.”
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A cunning ploy or trick with a particular goal or aim
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“Daniel Brochu is somewhat wasted in the role of younger Vinci brother Francesco who is, again, less of a character in his own right than a device to move the plot along.”
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An emblematic or heraldic design
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“He chose the Corbinian Bear as an heraldic device for his papal coat of arms.”
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A pattern usually seen in artwork, or architecture
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An undertaking or course of action taken to achieve a particular aim or goal
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A part of a device used to manage the performance of a machine or system
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Text, typically highlighted or in large font, used to declare a name or section of something
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The ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways
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A word or phrase, especially an idiomatic one, used to convey an idea
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An extra part or extension that is or may be attached to something
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A structure that complements or supplements something else
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A schematic or diagram that shows how something works or is built
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A false, contrived, or assumed purpose or reason
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Contrived device or gimmick, used to resolve a difficult situation abruptly
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A device, RDF, triangulator, or direction finder, used to determine the direction of a radio signal
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A key, especially in a hotel, that allows someone in authority to open any door
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Tool with multiple functions
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Sensor device that detects smoke, signaling potential fire
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A small showy ornament or piece of jewelry
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A word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language
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A chuck, tool, or winch used for holding and securing objects firmly
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A device for peeling fruit or vegetables
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A portable device to support and transport patients
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Any drug used to dilate and relax the bronchial passages and ease the flow of air to the lungs
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An electronic device connected to other devices or networks
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An instrument with steel pins used to comb out flax or hemp
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A device that uses atomic energy to produce heat
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The thing that one desires or ordains
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Something invented through research and development
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A supplementary device attached to a main device or machine
Adjective
Serving as a default setting or configuration
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