Meaning of WIDGET in English

/wij"it/ , n.

1. a small mechanical device, as a knob or switch, esp. one whose name is not known or cannot be recalled; gadget: a row of widgets on the instrument panel.

2. something considered typical or representative, as of a manufacturer's products: the widgets coming off the assembly line.

[ 1925-30; perh. alter. of GADGET ]

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