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Dictionary definition for: Device

1. (n) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

2. (n) something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

3. (n) any clever (deceptive) maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"

4. (n) any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)

5. (n) an emblematic design (especially in heraldry) "he was recognized by the device on his shield"

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