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device(Contrivance), noun artifice, circumvention, craft, design, gimmick, machina, machination, maneuver, means to an end, method, plan, program of action, project, resort, ruse, scheme, setup, stratagem, subtle maneuver, system, trick, wile, working plan, working proposition
device(Distinguishing mark), noun badge of office, design, designation, earmark, emblem, ensign, hallmark, identification mark, indicant, inscriptio, insignia, label, mark that designates, sign, symbol, token, trademark
device(Mechanism), noun apparatus, appliance, equipment, facility, fixture, gadget, gear, implement, invention, mechanical aid, tool, utensil
Associated concepts: safety device
See also: appliance, artifice, channel, color, conduit, contrivance, deception, evasion, expedient, facility, false pretense, hoax, instrument, instrumentality, loophole, maneuver, ploy, project, recourse, resource, scheme, stratagem, subterfuge, token, tool, trick