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noun [C] uk   us   /ˈwɪdʒ.ɪt/
informal any small device whose name you have forgotten or do not know an imagined small product made by a company: Let's assume the company makes ten cents profit on every widget they sell. a piece of software that is used on a page of a website to give the user changing information of a particular type in a small area of the computer screen: This new widget will bring fresh content to your website every hour.
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