Gadget vs. Device

Gadget vs. Device — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Gadget and Device

Gadgetnoun

(obsolete) A thing whose name cannot be remembered; thingamajig, doohickey.

Devicenoun

Any piece of equipment made for a particular purpose, especially a mechanical or electrical one.

There are a number of household devices in a kitchen such as a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, or an electric can opener.

Gadgetnoun

Any device or machine, especially one whose name cannot be recalled. Often either clever or complicated.

He bought a neat new gadget for shredding potatoes.That's quite a lot of gadgets you have collected. Do you use any of them?

Devicenoun

(computing) A peripheral device; an item of hardware.

Gadgetnoun

(slang) Any consumer electronics product.

Devicenoun

A project or scheme, often designed to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.

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Gadgetnoun

(computing) A sequence of machine code instructions crafted as part of an exploit that attempts to divert execution to a memory location chosen by the attacker.

Devicenoun

(Ireland) An improvised explosive device, home-made bomb

Gadgetnoun

a device that is very useful for a particular job

Devicenoun

(rhetoric) A technique that an author or speaker uses to evoke an emotional response in the audience; a rhetorical device.

Devicenoun

(heraldry) A motto, emblem, or other mark used to distinguish the bearer from others. A device differs from a badge or cognizance primarily because as it is a personal distinction, and not a badge borne by members of the same house successively.

Devicenoun

(archaic) Power of devising; invention; contrivance.

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Devicenoun

(legal) An image used in whole or in part as a trademark or service mark.

Devicenoun

(printing) An image or logo denoting official or proprietary authority or provenience.

Devicenoun

(obsolete) A spectacle or show.

Devicenoun

(obsolete) Opinion; decision.

Devicenoun

an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose;

the device is small enough to wear on your wrista device intended to conserve water

Devicenoun

something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

Devicenoun

any clever (deceptive) maneuver;

he would stoop to any device to win a point

Devicenoun

any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)

Devicenoun

an emblematic design (especially in heraldry);

he was recognized by the device on his shield