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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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Given the volume of information that would have to pass through any given wireless device, you still need an office," he said.
Bonar said Nokia has already released a device that looks like a GameBoy electronic toy, but it's a PDA and a cellular telephone.
Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), is exceptionally generous in allowing reimbursement for any medical device as long as it is part of an IDE.
The American Enterprise Institute's Jack Calfee, former chief economist at the Federal Trade Commission, points out that food, drug, and device companies have little choice but to put up with such regulatory abuse.
The Braille TeleCaption System is an example of a device that required modification of several existing devices and the development of special computer software and interconnecting cables.
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