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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 Client Device
In general conversation, "the user's device" refers to the hardware operated on a daily basis by a person and may refer to a smartphone, tablet, iPod, laptop computer or desktop computer, but not to a 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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These parameters are similar to those used in previous early mobility research as well as those used for patients with TAH or biventricular assist devices (7), (10), (11), (13), (14)
Biventricular assist device (Berlin Heart-EXCOR) was implanted to the patient in Dokuz Eylul University Department of Cardiovascular Surgery on 26th day of the ICU stay.
Under terms of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute award, biomedical engineers will develop, design and clinically evaluate an implantable RVAD that can be used as a component of an implantable biventricular assist device for patients with severe biventricular failure.