Origin of device
OTHER WORDS FROM devicede·vice·ful, adjectivede·vice·ful·ly, adverbde·vice·ful·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH devicedevice , devise
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How to use device in a sentence
Rothamer and colleagues tested devices called mask fitters or mask braces — rubber or plastic frames that fit over the mask molding it more closely to the face.Making masks fit better can reduce coronavirus exposure by 96 percent|Tina Hesman Saey|February 12, 2021|Science News
Today he knows that magic was simply the diversity of a forest left to its own devices.A day’s drive from Chicago, exploring a very different Illinois|Carson Vaughan|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
That’s not surprising, after all, 85% of all internet users in the United States watched online video content monthly on any of their devices.A comprehensive guide on using Google Trends for keyword research|Aayush Gupta|February 12, 2021|Search Engine Watch
In others, we get impatient and set off explosive charges or use a powerful sound-making device.Using whale songs to image beneath the ocean’s floor|John Timmer|February 11, 2021|Ars Technica
New platforms will include slip-resistant tiles, LED lighting, larger digital displays with arrival information and service alerts, stainless-steel shelters, improved surveillance systems and charging ports for riders’ digital devices.Two Blue Line Metro stations to close through late May for platform work|Justin George|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
I still do find it a tremendously useful device to invent a character and have the character sing the song.Belle & Sebastian Aren’t So Shy Anymore|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Employees strap a device to their heads and power a helicopter drone with their minds.Use Your Brain—Control a Drone|The Daily Beast Video|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The extending out of one syllable is a great songwriting device.Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.|Michael Tomasky|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They double down on the plot device of a lone visionary opposed by conventional hierarchies.
So filmmakers usually resort to a plot device to compensate for this absence.
This takes at first the crude device of a couple of vertical lines attached to the head (see Fig. 4).Children's Ways|James Sully
That was not the device of a woman who loved—it savored rather of the cool state-craft of a Lucrezia Borgia.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
This would be a device for helping him to revive this hitherto unrecallable name.
By a device resorted to in each separate case to help make a more vivid First Impression.
It is the fashion there to regard it merely as a device to help an incompetent organist.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
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Word Origin for device
Other Idioms and Phrases with device
see leave to someone's own devices.