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noun as in symbol, emblem

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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.

Today he knows that magic was simply the diversity of a forest left to its own devices.

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.

In others, we get impatient and set off explosive charges or use a powerful sound-making device.

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.

I still do find it a tremendously useful device to invent a character and have the character sing the song.

Employees strap a device to their heads and power a helicopter drone with their minds.

The extending out of one syllable is a great songwriting device.

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).

That was not the device of a woman who loved—it savored rather of the cool state-craft of a Lucrezia Borgia.

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.


On this page you'll find 183 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to device, such as: accessory, apparatus, appliance, equipment, gadget, and gear.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.