Meaning of DEVICE in English

DEVICE

noun see: devise Date: 14th century something devised or contrived: as, a. plan , procedure , technique , a scheme to deceive ; stratagem , trick , something fanciful, elaborate, or intricate in design, something (as a figure of speech) in a literary work designed to achieve a particular artistic effect, masque , spectacle , a conventional stage practice or means (as a stage whisper) used to achieve a particular dramatic effect, a piece of equipment or a mechanism designed to serve a special purpose or perform a special function , desire , inclination , an emblematic design used especially as a heraldic bearing

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