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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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Moreover, it incorporates the same technology originally developed for the company's UNI-CUB personal mobility device rather than relying on gyrospcopes, which add a great deal of weight and alter the riding experience.
announced that it will exhibit the Honda Smart Home System (HSHS), the UNI-CUB personal mobility device and other products at CEATEC JAPAN 2013, which will take place at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan from Tuesday, October 1 through Saturday, October 5, 2013.
unveiled the new UNI-CUB personal mobility device, designed for harmony with people.
Moreover, for the first time in China, Honda will exhibit U3-X, one of the product applications of Honda Robotics, a compact one-wheel drive personal mobility device which provides free movement in all directions - forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally.
Personal Mobility Devices Market : https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/personal-mobility-devices-market
Summary: Personal mobility devices have become a matter of equity for people with disabilities as they propel their access to work and social life, education and improve their participation in their communities
Release date- 28082019 - Personal mobility devices have become a matter of equity for people with disabilities as they propel their access to work and social life, education and improve their participation in their communities.
Intramuros Administration chief Guiller Asido, for his part, is optimistic these personal mobility devices would significantly reduce traffic congestion inside the walled city.
For example, the District of Columbia classifies motorized scooters as "personal mobility devices" that are not subject to inspection or helmet laws while a new law in New Jersey regulates electric scooters in the same way as a traditional bicycles, requiring helmets in only those under 17.
Sean Fuller, general manager of Qwikly Mobility, one of the rental firms ready to roll out personal mobility devices (PMDs), believes the electric scooter concept will be even more successful during this time of year as people look to beat the heat.

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