Translation of device in Spanish:

device

Pronunciation: /dɪˈvaɪs/

n

  • 2 (stratagem) recurso (m), estratagema (f) a rhetorical device un recurso retórico to leave sb to her/his own devices dejar que algn se las arregle solo, abandonar a algn a sus propios recursos
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    • 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) emblema (masculine)
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    • 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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