One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a device for measuring rapid pressure fluctuations’
implement, gadget, utensil, tool, appliance, piece of equipment, apparatus, piece of apparatus, piece of hardware, instrument, machine, mechanism, contrivance, contraption, invention, convenience, amenity, aid
informal gizmo, widget, mod con
2‘he found an ingenious legal device to avoid facing prosecution’
ploy, plan, cunning plan, tactic, move, means, stratagem, scheme, plot, trick, ruse, gambit, manoeuvre, machination, intrigue, contrivance, expedient, dodge, artifice, subterfuge, game, wile
British informal wheeze
3‘their shields bear the device of the Blazing Sun’
emblem, symbol, logo, badge, stamp, trademark, crest, insignia, coat of arms, escutcheon, seal, mark, figure, design, rune, logotype, logogram, monogram, hallmark, tag, motto, token, motif, colophon, ideogram
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