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device

1. a machine or tool used for a specific task; contrivance
2. any ornamental pattern or picture, as in embroidery
3. computer hardware that is designed for a specific function
4. a particular pattern of words, figures of speech, etc., used in literature to produce an effect on the reader

device

[di′vīs]
(computer science)
A general-purpose term used, often indiscriminately, to refer to a computer component or the computer itself.
(electronics)
An electronic element that cannot be divided without destroying its stated function; commonly applied to active elements such as transistors and transducers.
(engineering)
A mechanism, tool, or other piece of equipment designed for specific uses.

device

In an electric system, a component that is intended to carry, but not consume, electric energy, e.g., a switch.

device

device

(1) Hardware. The term refers to any electronic or electromechanical machine or component from a transistor to a disk drive to a smartphone. A device always refers to hardware, never to software. However, a "device driver" refers to software written to activate (to drive) a specific hardware device (see driver).

A User or Client Device
In general conversation, "the user's device" refers to the hardware operated by a person and may refer to a smartphone, tablet, iPod, laptop or desktop computer, but not to devices in a network (see network device).

(2) In semiconductor design, a device is an active component, such as a transistor or diode, in contrast to a passive component, such as a resistor or capacitor.
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Harold was also key in organising the SEED conferences in the early 1980s (Sharing Experience in Engineering Design) and creating links between the IED and SEED to encourage greater collaboration--links which still persist to this day, in the guise of the annual E&PDE conference.
It is not the IED itself that is strategic but the terrorist act for which it is used.
Pangilinan said an IED was also defused in Datu Saudi, Maguindanao after civilians reported its presence Monday.
De otro lado, para los pensadores ambientalistas, la liberalizacion de la IED, conjuntamente con la globalizacion acelerada del libre comercio, generaria, por la necesidad de competitividad en costes, un movimiento de migracion y de concentracion de actividades productivas sensibles desde el punto de vista ambiental en paises con leyes ambientales menos rigurosas o menos eficaces.
Recording a conclusion that the soldiers were unlawfully killed on active service, Salter said: "Taking the evidence together, including the history of Mastiff vehicles in countless previous IED strikes, there is no significant evidence it did not provide the expected level of protection or that the occupants were made more vulnerable to the injuries they sustained because of the 2009 IED damage.
The IED PassoCorto is a joint project between Hyundai's European design centre and Turin's Istituto Europeo di Design.
The global armored and counter IED vehicles market valued US$ XX billion in 2013, and will increase at a CAGR of XX % during the forecast period, to reach US$ XX billion by 2023.
Major General Sohail Hafeez, an Orthopedic Surgeon highlighted Pakistan Army's contributions in rehabilitation of thousands of IED affectees.
Have access to a detailed analysis of defense spending patterns including forecasts of Armored and Counter IED Vehicles spending till 2022 by region.
Understand the key drivers and attractiveness parameters of the global Armored and Counter IED Vehicles market.
Troops averted a major tragedy when they detected and defused a powerful IED at Shalateng area during their road opening to facilitate movement of VIP convoy on Srinagar- Baramulla road," Srinagar based defence spokesman said.
Y vaya que la necesidad que tiene el pais por una mayor inversion es de ese tamano, sobre todo si se confirman las estimaciones de que en 2012 se hayan recibido 19,214 millones de dolares por concepto de flujos de IED, lo que implicaria un decremento de 7.