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device

noun [C] uk   /dɪˈvaɪs/ us  

device noun [C] (OBJECT)

B2 an object or machine that has been invented for a particular purpose: a contraceptive/electronic device Rescuers used a special device for finding people trapped in collapsed buildings.
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device noun [C] (METHOD)

a method that is used to produce a particular effect: a literary/rhetorical device A trademark can be a powerful marketing device. [+ to infinitive] Her cool manner is just a device to avoid having to talk to people.

device noun [C] (BOMB)

a bomb or other explosive: an explosive/incendiary/nuclear device
Translations of “device”
in Korean 장치…
in Arabic جِهاز…
in French appareil, truc…
in Turkish alet, edavat, tertibat…
in Italian congegno, apparecchio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物品, 裝置,器械…
in Russian устройство, приспособление…
in Polish urządzenie, przyrząd…
in Spanish aparato, mecanismo, truco…
in Portuguese aparelho, dispositivo…
in German das Gerät, der Kniff…
in Catalan aparell…
in Japanese 装置…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物品, 装置,器械…
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