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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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Technavio's report, Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices Market in China 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges is the post-surgery complications associated with the implantation of cardiac rhythm management devices include infections, hematoma, inflammation, thrombosis, bleeding, over-sensing, failure to terminate arrhythmia episodes, and bruising.
Global corporate-level profiles of key companies operating within the Asia-Pacific Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices market.
6 GLOBAL CARDIAC MONITORING AND CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT DEVICES MARKET, BY END-USERS
Market size for Cardiovascular Device market categories - Cardiac Assist Devices, Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices, Cardiovascular Prosthetic Devices, Cardiovascular Surgery Devices, Clot Management Devices, Electrophysiology Devices, External Defibrillators, Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Devices and Prosthetic Heart Valves.
The Corsens Cardiac Monitor is intended to participate in the global cardiac monitoring and cardiac rhythm management devices market which is expected to reach USD 12.
Some of those elements included a 4 percent rise in sales of cardiac rhythm management devices (such as defibrillators and pacemakers), a 5 percent increase in urology product sales and an 8 percent jump in neuromodulation device sales.
CRT is used in the treatment of heart failure and is one of the fastest growing segments within Cardiac Rhythm Management devices.
USPRwire, Mon Nov 10 2014] GBI Research's report, "Market Snapshot: Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices 2006 to 2020 - US and Europe (US, Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain)" provides quantitative analysis of the four cardiac rhythm management devices market segments: : cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, implantable loop recorders and pacemakers.
Total sales of cardiac rhythm management devices, which include implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and pacemaker products, increased 15% compared with 2007 figures.
USPRwire, Thu Jun 05 2014] GlobalData's new report, "North America Cardiac Rhythm Management Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the North America Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices market.
In addition, none of the plants dedicated to Cardiac Rhythm Management devices and Heart Valves were affected in any way by the earthquakes.