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English definition of “gadget”


noun [C]     /ˈɡædʒɪt/
a small machine or piece of electronic equipment that has a particular purpose: latest/modern/new gadgets With competition heating up, the latest gadgets have added features to set them apart from the competition. household/kitchen gadget handheld/little/pocket-sized gadget digital/electronic/high-tech gadgets
(Definition of gadget noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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