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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·vice /dɪˈvaɪs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·vice /dɪˈvaɪs/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 裝置; 設備

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·vice n.
 1. That which is devised, or formed by design; a contrivance; an invention; a project; a scheme; often, a scheme to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.
    His device in against Babylon, to destroy it.   --Jer. li. 11.
    Their recent device of demanding benevolences.   --Hallam.
    He disappointeth the devices of the crafty.   --Job v. 12.
 2. Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
    I must have instruments of my own device.   --Landor.
 3. (a) An emblematic design, generally consisting of one or more figures with a motto, used apart from heraldic bearings to denote the historical situation, the ambition, or the desire of the person adopting it. See Cognizance. (b) Improperly, an heraldic bearing.
    Knights-errant used to distinguish themselves by devices on their shields.   --Addison.
 A banner with this strange device -
 Excelsior.   --Longfellow.
 4. Anything fancifully conceived.
 5. A spectacle or show. [Obs.]
 6. Opinion; decision. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Contrivance; invention; design; scheme; project; stratagem; shift.
 Usage: -- Device, Contrivance. Device implies more of inventive power, and contrivance more of skill and dexterity in execution. A device usually has reference to something worked out for exhibition or show; a contrivance usually respects the arrangement or disposition of things with reference to securing some end. Devices were worn by knights-errant on their shields; contrivances are generally used to promote the practical convenience of life. The word device is often used in a bad sense; as, a crafty device; contrivance is almost always used in a good sense; as, a useful contrivance.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the
           device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device
           intended to conserve water"
      2: something in an artistic work designed to achieve a
         particular effect
      3: any clever (deceptive) maneuver; "he would stoop to any
         device to win a point" [syn: gimmick, twist]
      4: any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
      5: an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was
         recognized by the device on his shield"