• Any piece of equipment made for a particular purpose, especially a mechanical or electrical one.
  • A peripheral device; an item of hardware.
  • A project or scheme, often designed to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.
  • An improvised explosive device, home-made bomb
  • A technique that an author or speaker uses to evoke an emotional response in the audience; a rhetorical device.
  • A motto, emblem, or other mark used to distinguish the bearer from others. A device differs from a badge or cognizance primarily as it is a personal distinction, and not a badge borne by members of the same house successively.
  • Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
  • An image used in whole or in part as a trademark or service mark.
  • An image or logo denoting official or proprietary authority or provenience.
  • A spectacle or show.
  • Opinion; decision.


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  • From Old French devis, from Latin divisus, past participle of dividere

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