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A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
1. a small mechanical device or appliance
2. any object that is interesting for its ingenuity or novelty rather than for its practical use
[C19: perhaps from French gâchette lock catch, trigger, diminutive of gâche staple]
a usu. small mechanical or electronic contrivance or device; any ingenious article.
[1850–55; orig. uncertain]
– May come from French gachette, which is or has been applied to various pieces of mechanism, or from Gaget, the person who created the first so-called gadgets—miniature Statues of Liberty sold in Paris—or from a Navy term for a tool or mechanical device for which one could not recall the name.
Radar equipment (type of equipment may be indicated by a letter as listed in operation orders). May be followed by a color to indicate state of jamming. Colors will be used as follows: a. green–Clear of jamming. b. amber–Sector partially jammed. c. red–Sector completely jammed. d. blue–Completely jammed.
|Noun||1.||gadget – a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
device – an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; “the device is small enough to wear on your wrist”; “a device intended to conserve water”
gadgetry – appliances collectively; “laborsaving gadgetry”
gimbal – an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship’s compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips
injector – a contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)
mod con – modern convenience; the appliances and conveniences characteristic of a modern house
آلة لِفَتْح العُلَب
[ˈgædʒɪt] n → gadget m
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