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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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NAMA further added that similar to last year's trends by militants, ground engagements caused the highest number of total civilian casualties, followed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), complex and suicide attacks, as well as targeted killings.
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It is imperative that Pakistan support our counterterrorism efforts and work to prevent the interdiction of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to Afghanistan," said House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, Adam Smith.
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