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American English: /dəˈvaɪs/
British English: /dɪˈvʌɪs/

Translation of device in Spanish:


  • 2 (stratagem) a rhetorical device
    un recurso retórico
    to leave somebody to her/his own devices
    dejar que alguien se las arregle solo
    abandonar a alguien a sus propios recursos
    Example sentences
    • In the absence of other methods and devices, an Australian Bill of Rights may have been useful.
    • Anarchists don't salute anyone and they wouldn't think to use it as a mnemonic device, but their method is the same.
    • Doris and Nana appear out of nowhere and act as little more than clumsy devices to move the plot along and reveal the truth behind mysteries set up elsewhere.
  • 3 (in heraldry)
    Example sentences
    • If a hallmark on a spoon is so worn you can't make it out, which side bears the heraldic device could give a clue to its date.
    • He chose the Corbinian Bear as an heraldic device for his papal coat of arms.
    • In elite society, aristocratic funerary sculpture quickly replaced religious imagery with heraldic and symbolic devices.
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