Device noun - An article intended for use in work.
Usage example: the salesclerk tried to sell me a new device for grooming cats
Mechanism noun - Device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function.
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Synonyms for Mechanism
Device is a synonym for mechanism in apparatus topic. You can use "Device" instead a noun "Mechanism", if it concerns topics such as machine, object, scheme, tool. popular alternative
How words are described
|special||special device||special mechanism|
|elaborate||elaborate device||elaborate mechanism|
|similar||similar device||similar mechanism|
|common||common device||common mechanism|
|Other adjectives: complex, simple, small, powerful, actual, large, complicated, main, capable, secret, ancient, new, useful, automatic, explosive, flying, weird, strange, central, giant, nuclear, triggering.|
Both words in one sentence
- The Antikythera mechanism was a mechanical device for computing the position of the Sun, Moon, and the planets from a date and time.
Source: Lost Technology
- Ant-Man gives us Scott Lang, who learns how to effectively utilize the Ant-Man suit (both its size-changing mechanism and the device in the helmet that allows him to mentally control swarms of ants) in about a day, while also receiving a crash course in martial arts.
Source: Instant Expert
- In Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams, any computing device placed in a particular place in Professor Chronotis's time machine will interface with the machine and become its control mechanism — even the old-fashioned Professor's preferred device, an abacus.
Source: Plug 'n' Play Technology
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