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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

device

In an electric system, a component that is intended to carry, but not consume, electric energy, e.g., a switch.
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device

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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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Their model includes adaptive devices and user model components.
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The visits confirmed the notion that most respondents had very little or no familiarity with even the most common adaptive device catalogs and publications for activities of daily living.
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"If you have the will and determination, there's a way and an adaptive device to help you.
* Can the program be operated with a limited number of keys or an adaptive device such as a membrane keyboard, joystick, mouse or scanning device?
A third but seldom used adaptive device is the brake-only hand control.
Importantly, the therapist can show you certain gripping actions to avoid, and also train you in the use of adaptive devices and techniques to help you function better in your daily activities and protect your joints against further damage (see "Thumb Therapy" on Page 3).
* Invest in adaptive devices. Large-button phones with speed dial, large-print calendars, watches that speak the time, and digital home assistant devices also can help men and women overcome vision loss.
The two homes opened in March feature eight private bedrooms - one for each resident, and open, accessible spaces for wheelchairs and other adaptive devices. These single-story structures are located on Olimphia Road in Toledo, near Little Flower Catholic Parish.
There are also adaptive devices that can help improve grip, reduce spills, and make typing easier (computer keyboards with oversized keys).

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