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Device is usually a constructed tool, but may refer more specifically to:



Old French devis, from Latin divisus, past participle of dividere (“to divide”), thus originally, when goods were being divided among people, a mark put on each item to say who was getting what.



  • Logotype, or logo, in printing or in law
  • Personal device, in heraldry used to distinguish the bearer; it differs from a badge or cognizance primarily because as it is a personal distinction, and not house distinction
  • Rhetorical device, a technique used in writing or speaking

See also

  • Devise
  • Plot device, an object or character in a story whose sole purpose is to advance the plot of the story, or alternatively to overcome some difficulty in the plot

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