1. Noun.  Any piece of equipment made for a particular purpose, especially a mechanical or electrical one.
  2. Noun.  A project or scheme, often designed to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.
  3. Noun.  (rhetoric) A technique that an author or speaker uses to evoke an emotional response in the audience; a rhetorical '''device'''.
  4. Noun.  (heraldry) A motto, emblem, or other mark used to distinguish the bearer from others. A device differs from a badge or cognizance primarily because as it is a personal distinction, and not a badge borne by members of the same house successively.
  5. Noun.  (legal) An image used in whole or in part as a trademark or service mark.
  6. Noun.  (printing) An image or logo denoting official or proprietary authority or provenience.
  7. Noun.  (obsolete) A spectacle or show.
  8. Noun.  (obsolete) Opinion; decision.
  9. Noun.  (obsolete) Power of devising; invention; contrivance.

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