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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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Central venous access devices are being used more frequently as many critical medical therapies require their use.
During the study period from October 1997 to July 1999, attempts were made to place 98 central venous access devices.
The report, the Global Central Venous Access Devices Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
FIGURE 16 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR THE PERIPHERAL VENOUS ACCESS DEVICES, 2009 AND 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 105
today announced that the clinical data from its Phase 2 alfimeprase trial in patients with occluded central venous access devices (CVADs) will be presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 46th Annual Meeting and Exposition on December 4, 2004 in San Diego, California.
Currently, Cathflo(R)Activase(R) (alteplase) is approved for restoring function to central venous access devices.
In a separate paper, Janice Gabriel, MPhil, PgD, BSc (Hons), RN writes about the British experience with StatLock for securement of intermediate to long-term venous access devices.