device
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device(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mechanism)
a. el aparato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This device allows blood to be tested more quickly.Este aparato permite un análisis más rápido de la sangre.
b. el dispositivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You can take amazing selfies with this device.Puedes tomarte selfies increíbles con este dispositivo.
c. el mecanismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The company invented a device to separate organic waste from inorganic waste.La empresa inventó un mecanismo para separar la basura orgánica de la inorgánica.
2. (bomb)
a. el artefacto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bomb disposal experts deactived the device before it exploded.Los artificieros desactivaron el artefacto antes de que explotara.
3. (stratagem)
a. la estratagema
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was just a device to confuse the police.Solo era una estratagema para despistar a la policía.
4. (heraldic design)
a. el emblema
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The device on the shield was a unicorn.El emblema del escudo era un unicornio.
5. (technique)
a. el recurso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Synecdoche is one of my favourite literary devices.La sinécdoque es uno de mis recursos literarios favoritos.
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device
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for measuring, processing, cutting)
a. el aparato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (for safety, security)
a. el dispositivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
an explosive deviceun artefacto explosivo
3. (method, scheme)
a. la estratagema
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to leave somebody to his own devicesdejar a alguien que se las arregle solo(a)
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device [dɪˈvaɪs]
noun
1 (gadget) aparato (m); (mechanism) mecanismo (m); dispositivo (m); (explosive) artefacto (m)
nuclear device ingenio (m) nuclear
2 (scheme) estratagema (f); recurso (m)
to leave sb to his own devices dejar a algn hacer lo que le dé la gana; (to solve problem) dejar que algn se las arregle solo
3 (emblem) emblema (m); (motto) lema (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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