Meaning of DEVICE in English

DEVICE

transcription, транскрипция: [ dɪvaɪs ]

( devices)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A device is an object that has been invented for a particular purpose, for example for recording or measuring something.

...an electronic device that protects your vehicle 24 hours a day.

N-COUNT : usu with supp

2.

A device is a method of achieving something.

They claim that military spending is used as a device for managing the economy.

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3.

If you leave someone to their own devices , you leave them alone to do as they wish.

Left to his own devices, Osborn is a fluent–and often original–guitarist.

PHRASE : V inflects

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