What are devices?

  • (noun): An inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase 'left to your own devices'.
    Example: "Eventually the family left the house to the devices of this malevolent force"; "the children were left to their own devices"

Some articles on devices, device:

Eagle Electric
... Company, founded 1920, was a maker of electrical devices, switches and circuit units based in Long Island City, New York, in the borough of Queens ... of 2000, it was purchased by Cooper Industries to form Cooper Wiring Devices, Inc ... Cooper Wiring Devices is now based in Peachtree City, Georgia ...
Input Device - Further Reading
... and preferences with different input devices to computer systems ... ISBN 0-521-36553-8 Basic computer components Input devices Keyboard Image scanner Microphone Pointing device Graphics tablet Joystick Light pen Mouse Pointing stick Touchpad Touchscreen Trackball Webcam ...
KG-84
... The KG-84A and KG-84C are encryption devices developed by the U.S ... The KG-84C is a Dedicated Loop Encryption Device (DLED), and both devices are General-Purpose Telegraph Encryption Equipment (GPTEE) ... The KG-84A and KG-84C are devices that operate in simplex, half-duplex, or full-duplex modes ...
Discovery - Devices
... Roomba Discovery, a robotic vacuuming device Discovery (synth), a VSTi software synthesizer by discoDSP ...
Lemon Battery - Use in School Projects
... visible effect, lemon cells can be connected in series to power an LED (see illustration) or other devices ... The series connection increases the voltage available to devices ... Swartling and Morgan have published a list of low-voltage devices along with the corresponding number of lemon cells that were needed to power them they included LEDs ...

Famous quotes containing the word devices:

    The gods being always close to men perceive those who afflict others with unjust devices and do not fear the wrath of heaven.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.)

    Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.... Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.
    Jean Arp (1887–1948)

    The relationship between mother and professional has not been a partnership in which both work together on behalf of the child, in which the expert helps the mother achieve her own goals for her child. Instead, professionals often behave as if they alone are advocates for the child; as if they are the guardians of the child’s needs; as if the mother left to her own devices will surely damage the child and only the professional can rescue him.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)