a small mechanical device, as a knob or switch, especially one whose name is not known or cannot be recalled; gadget: a row of widgets on the instrument panel.
something considered typical or representative, as of a manufacturer's products: the widgets coming off the assembly line.
Digital Technology. a module on a website, in an application, or in the interface of a device that allows users to access information or perform a function: I added a weather widget to my screen.
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How to use widget in a sentence
Tap this to see all the available widgets from the apps you currently have—you can then tap and swipe to choose the widget you’d like to add, and then either tap and drag it, or pick Add widget to drop it into place.Your phone’s home screen can hold more than just apps. Here’s what else you should add. | David Nield | January 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
Finally, we spoke about how Google’s stance on links have changed, including widget links.Video: Alan Rabinowitz on nofollow links and affiliate links | Barry Schwartz | December 7, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Currently the list includes first-party apps like Calendar, Weather and Podcasts, along with additional widgets available via the App Store.
Launch Center Pro, an iOS utility that offered widgets and custom icons long before they were allowed on the iPhone’s home screen, is bringing its design tools to iOS 14.Launch Center Pro lets you build custom icons to customize your iOS 14 home screen | Sarah Perez | September 24, 2020 | TechCrunch
You can do this by sending out a survey or investing in a widget that builds feedback into the newsletter interface.Five content promotion strategies SaaS marketers should implement today | Izabelle Hundrev | August 28, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
The Dazeem sensation arguably hit its peak with the Slate Adele Dazeem Name Generator, a widget designed to Travoltify any name.John Travolta and the Birth of the Adele Dazeem Phenomenon | Amy Zimmerman | March 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the fundraising business, if you make a better widget, your competitors will try to make an even better widget.
Alternatively, stick right here and follow the chat in the widget below.
British Dictionary definitions for widget
informal any small mechanism or device, the name of which is unknown or temporarily forgotten
a small device in a beer can which, when the can is opened, releases nitrogen gas into the beer, giving it a head
a small computer program that can be installed on and executed from the desktop of a personal computer
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